Dua Lipa feels ‘bad’ for every Israeli killed in Hamas conflict
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Dua Lipa reportedly recently pulled a music video worth hundreds of thousands of pounds as she apparently decided it was “insensitive” amid the conflict in Gaza, which erupted on October 7.
She has now told the latest issue of Rolling Stone in a cover chat for the magazine: “I feel so bad for every Israeli life lost and what happened on 7 October.
“At the moment, what we have to look at is how many lives have been lost in Gaza, and the innocent civilians, and the lives that are just being lost.”
“There are just not enough world leaders that are taking a stand and speaking up about the humanitarian crisis that’s happening, the humanitarian cease-fire that has to happen.”
Lipa added about how she thinks it’s important to engage in current affairs: “It’s probably easier to be apolitical.
“I think there’s no kind of deep discussion about war and oppression. It just is something that we’ve seen happen time and time again. I feel like just being a musician and posting about something doesn’t make enough of a difference, but hopefully, just showing solidarity, which is sometimes all you feel like you can do, is important.”
She apparently axed a pricey music video amid the Israel-Hamas conflict as it included explosions as well as fighting crowds, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
A music insider told The Sun the promo, shot before the war, was pulled after “emergency meetings” among Dua’s team.
They added: “A video was shot for Dua Lipa’s forthcoming campaign last September.”
“At its heart the video was playful but contained themes of chaos – including car crashes, demolition, explosions, fireworks and crowds fighting.
“Dua and her team decided that it would be insensitive for the video to come out given what has happened on and since 7 October.”