After receiving thousands of messages pressuring him to reconsider, Stevie Wonder is expected to cancel a performance during a gala that would have benefited Israel’s military.
Wonder’s camp is set to claim that performing at the benefit would be in conflict with Wonder’s role as UN Messenger of Peace:
Stevie Wonder has decided to withdraw from a commitment to headline a Dec. 6 benefit for the Israeli Defense Forces, according to JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The American entertainer’s representatives are set to issue a statement, the news wire said late Wednesday, in which they will claim Wonder believes taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict clashes with his role as a “Messenger of Peace” for the United Nations. He has held that honorific title since 2009.
JTA based its reporting on “a source who has read email exchanges between Wonder’s representatives and organizers of the event.”
Kudos to those who signed the petition that compelled the change.
Should Stevie Wonder have even agreed to perform in the first place?
Should he have to explain why he had decided to participate?
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