Rabbi takes out ad calling Lorde ‘bigot’ for cancelling Tel Aviv concert

New Zealand songstress Lorde has been called a bigot by an American rabbi for cancelling her concert in Tel Aviv. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post Sunday to attack the pop star and her native country.

Boteach had the 21-year-old photo superimposed on a scene in Syria, using the headline, “Lorde and New Zealand Ignore Syria to Attack Israel.” The ad was published in the Dec. 31 edition of the paper and was paid for by Boteach’s This World: The Values Network, an organisation that defends Israel in media. The organisation also criticised New Zealand for voting for the United Nations resolution calling for the US to stop recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Read the article by Anne Lu in the International Business Times.