Can Tiësto and Mariah Carey’s involvement mean that they condone the imprisonment of human rights protestors?
Even though Saudi Arabia’s”year of entertainment” may be seen as a cultural turning point by some, many cite its government’s recent imprisonment of activists as proof that it stays in need of social progress. Now, some of the critics have targeted Tiësto and Mariah Carey for performing in the country’s King Abdullah Economic City.
Tiësto and Mariah Carey’s concert collaborated with The Saudi International golf tournament that happened in The Royal Greens Golf & Country Club on January 31st. While these events commonly occur in nations whose governments with questionable civil rights documents, journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s recent assassination (which is suspected to have been from the hands of Saudi officials) has developed the nation’s lawmakers in the crosshairs of international activists.
Carey has defended her involvement asserting it to be “a positive step to the dissolution of sex segregation. ” David Guetta has obtained backlash for a December concert where he played music praising the Saudi king.
In addition to imprisoning women’s rights activists, the Saudi government was criticized for subjecting people detained to psychological and physical abuse. Among other things, they’ve confronted sleep deprivation, beatings and electric shocks.
Tiësto has yet to reply to the controversy surrounding his Saudi Arabia performance at the time of writing.
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