Rapper Pitbull is called a hypocrite after a top performance in Saudi Arabia.
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Cuban-American hip-hop artist Pitbull is in the news again, but it’s not for his music.
Critics call the top of the charts “On the Floor” for having double standards when it comes to human rights and not to social distancing.
According to the Middle East Eye, many blame the Miami native for performing in Saudi Arabia – touting the kingdom’s international human rights violations and implication in the Yemen war prove he is excusing some countries for wrong treat people while holding others Fire.
These critics, many of these fans, took to social media to express their outrage.
“Forget about human rights abuses and starving Yemenis. Instead, celebrate 250,000 Saudi men singing Pitbull. “
“It is breathtaking, but not as astonishing and horrifying as their involvement in massacres across the region”
Human Rights Watch (HRW) states in its 2021 Global Report the following about Saudi Arabia’s record of over six years of human rights violations:
“In 2020, Saudi authorities continued to crack down on dissidents, human rights activists and independent clerics. Prominent women’s rights activists detained in 2018 remained in detention during their trial for their advocacy for women’s rights, including Loujain al-Hathloul, Mayaa al-Zahrani, Samar Badawi, Nouf Abdulaziz and Nassima al-Sadah.
“In March, Saudi Arabia opened a mass trial of 68 Jordanians and Palestinians detained from 2018 on vague allegations of links to a ‘terrorist organization’. Family members of the accused described a series of abuses committed by Saudi authorities following the arrests, including enforced disappearances, long-term solitary confinement and torture.
“More than a dozen prominent activists convicted of charges arising out of their peaceful activities were serving long prison terms. Prominent activist Waleed Abu al-Khair continued to serve a 15-year sentence imposed on him by the specialized criminal court after convicting him in 2014 of charges arising solely from his peaceful criticism in media interviews and on social media regarding human rights violations.
The organization also addresses the conflict in Yemen:
“As the leader of the coalition that launched military operations against Houthi forces in Yemen on March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia has committed numerous violations of international humanitarian law. As of June, at least 7,825 civilians had been killed in the conflict, including 2,138 children, and 12,416 injured since 2015, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), although the actual number civilian casualties is likely. much higher. Most of these losses are due to coalition airstrikes. The Armed Conflict and Events Data project estimates that 112,000 people have died in hostilities, including 12,000 civilians.
“Since March 2015, Human Rights Watch has documented numerous illegal coalition attacks that have affected homes, markets, hospitals, schools, and mosques. Some of these attacks may constitute war crimes.
People revolt against the artist’s hypocrisy. As reported by AllHipHop.com, he recently lambasted Cuban sympathizers for supporting an inhuman and unjust government so abominable that his own parents had to immigrate to the United States.
Fans have also taken to Pitbull because the Saudis have a relaxed relationship with COVID-19. And in the compact crowd, not a mask could be seen.
“It’s Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last night. Looks like Covid is dusted here. Knock on wood! Good luck to the organizers.”
Pitbull has not released a statement on the controversy, although he has shouted at the city for welcoming him… Oh, no, he’s silent.
“@RiyadSeason It was an honor to open. Thanks for the opportunity. Imagine more, Dale! “