Roseanne Barr has hit out at Lorde on Twitter after the singer cancelled a Tel Aviv performance due to the current boycott of Israel.
Despite Lorde, 21, apologizing to fans in a statement, Barr, 65, was having none of it and encouraged people to “boycott this bigot” while sharing a link to an article on social media.
Barr also retweeted numerous posts made by others, including one which called Lorde “cowardly” and another insisting the cancellation “hurts everyone and is anti-peace.”
The star’s comments come after Lorde explained her decision in a statement issued shortly after the cancellation was announced.
The “Roseanne” star weighed in again, commenting on a Salon article declaring that she “compared Muslims to Nazis, and will soon receive an award from an Israeli government-funded propaganda group.”
In a tweet, Barr wrote that she “compared Palestinian terrorist to nazis. I love all muslims who love Jews, & I feel bad 4 Pals that monsters like u pretend to speak for them, when u really just want to see their blood spilled.”
The “Green Light” singer shared: “I’ve received an overwhelming number of message & letters and have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show.”
She added: “I pride myself on being an informed young citizen, and I had done a lot of reading and sought a lot of opinions before deciding to book a show in Tel Aviv, but I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one.”
Concert producer Naranjah also said in a statement to the Jerusalem Post: “Sadly we must announce the cancellation of Lorde’s concert in Israel that was scheduled for June.”
Eran Arieli, one of the founders of Naranjah, wrote on Facebook that he was “naive to think that an artist of her age would be able to face the pressure of appearing in Israel,” asking her Israeli fans to show her forgiveness.