Why Mariah Carey was wrong to play Saudi Arabia | Owen Jones

(www.theguardian.com)

All I want for 2019 is for much-loved pop stars to stop being inadvertent propagandists for mass-murdering dictatorships. Mariah Carey is the latest musician to perform in Saudi Arabia, following in the ignominious footsteps of Enrique Iglesias and the Black Eyed Peas in December. This is bad on a number of levels. Carey has famously always had a devoted gay fanbase: in Saudi Arabia, homosexuality is punishable by death.

Here’s an idea, Owen; How about you do you, and let Mariah do Mariah. The ever-present far-left ideological drum beat is both exhausting and stupid. It’s one thing to disagree with a government’s position on something. It’s another to tell others what to do based on your belief system.