By Parisha Narang | 9th Dec 2023 | “How Politics Affect The Music Industry”

There has been a raging controversy surrounding the political stances of various celebrities regarding the Israel-Hamas war. There is no doubt that there is a movement on both sides and the public implores people with large platforms to speak out and choose a side. Many have maintained a radio silence, but significant figures have also spoken out or shown support. This has created a rift in the music industry, where some artists gain traction while some lose their following. Musicians including Bono, Madonna, and Katy Perry have shown their support for the victims of the Hamas attacks. Irving Azoff, Billy Porter, and John Fogerty signed an open letter calling “on the entertainment community to speak out forcefully against Hamas, to support Israel, to refrain from sharing misinformation about the war, and do whatever is in their power to urge the terrorist organization to return the innocent hostages to their families.

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