The Singer Shakira Insulted an Israeli and Israel on MTV-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The message claims that the singer Shakira was a guest on MTV and during a segment of live telephone calls refused to speak to an Israeli caller. She is quoted as having said that she’d rather have pigs listening to her music than Israelis. The eRumor encourages a boycott of Shakira’s music.
The Anti-Deformation League has looked into this and says there’s no evidence that it ever happened. They call it “a complete fabrication.” The ADL says a representative of MTV confirmed that the incident did not take place on any of many MTV channels.
Shakira is an international superstar from Colombia whose music has topped the charts in numerous countries including Israel.
Nobody knows the origin of this rumor, but it could stem from the fact that her name is Arabic, a part of her heritage from her father who is Lebanese.
There is no evidence that she has ever made any anti-Semitic remarks.