Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony at the 2006 Time 100 gala event. (Photo: Wikipedia.org)
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez Out of Controversial Turkish-Occupied Concert.
For Immediate Release: July 8, 2010
Contact: Nikolaos Taneris, New York, Tel (917) 699-9935
NEW YORK- The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) Press Officer Nikolaos Taneris after direct consultation with American celebrity news sourcce TMZ.com managed to finally get a statement from a rep of Jennifer Lopez, she repeats the concerns raised by our grass-roots campaign on human rights, the statement says ” “Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse.” TMZ also reveals she was misguided by Turkey and its allies it says she ‘withdraws’ “claiming she never would have agreed to perform had she known the “relevant circumstances”
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Jennifer Lopez Out of Controversial N. Cyprus Concert
50 minutes ago by TMZ Staff
Jennifer Lopez has officially “withdrawn” from a concert in a European territory currently under military occupation — claiming she never would have agreed to perform had she known the “relevant circumstances” surrounding the intense political situation.
Lopez was scheduled to perform in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus … an area that neither the United Nations nor the European Union recognize as an independent sovereign state … because of the way it was illegally occupied by the Turkish military in 1974.
In fact, multiple Greek and Cypriot politicians expressed anger after reports surfaced claiming Lopez had agreed to perform at a swanky hotel in Northern Cyprus on July 24.
But a rep for Lopez tells TMZ, “Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse.”
The rep added, “After a full review of the relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the decision of management to withdraw from the appearance. This was a team decision that reflects our sensitivity to the political realities of the region.”
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