Jennifer Lopez was to perform at a luxury hotel in the north, namely the Cratos Premium Hotel and Casino on her 41st birthday (July 24), this month. On account of this, Greek Cypriot initiated an online campaign forcing the singer to nullify its concert. The concert was paying her a $3-million paycheck.
This island has a controversial background, as it was split into a Greek speaking south and a Turkish speaking north, in 1974, when Turkey attacked, following a revolution by supporters of union with Greece. In 1983, Turkish Cypriots affirmed independence in the north, recognized only by Turkey. The rest of the island joined the European Union, in 2004.
Greeks were apprehensive that Lopez’s performance is a support to the breakaway state.
As per a statement published on her website on Thursday, Lopez would never intentionally support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights exploitation.
After taking the whole scenario into consideration, her team of advisors decided to cancel the concert, in order to not hurt anybody’s political sentiments.