Lopez Cancels Kyrenia Gig After Criticism
US superstar Jennifer Lopez has cancelled her controversial performance in Turkish-occupied Kyrenia where she was to appear at the opening of a new 220-million euro casino-hotel, according to media reports.
She was to have been paid three million dollars to celebrate her birthday at 'Cratos', the new resort, whose management has since threatened to sue her for 40 million dollars.
Lopez and her management company came under tremendous pressure after the Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA), a Greek-Cypriot organisation, organised an online campaign against the July 24th event. The organisation called on Lopez not to attend the event because of the ongoing occupation and abuse of human rights by Turkey.
"Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse," a representative for the American singer and actress told entertainment website TMZ.com.