Jennifer Lopez Calls Off Show in Cyprus
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:10:18
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Jennifer Lopez has cancelled a controversial performance in the breakaway north of Cyprus, which caused Greek Cypriots to celebrate, while Turkish Cypriots were disappointed by the decision, given the political strife between the factions in the region. According to The Associated Press, J Lo was set to perform at a luxury hotel on her 41st birthday later this month, which caused Greek Cypriots to initiate an online campaign aiming for a cancellation of the gig. The Greek Cypriots viewed Lopez's appearance as legitimizing the island's division. The Turkish Cypriots saw it as the Greek Cypriots way to keep them isolated.
A little history lesson: the island was split into a Greek speaking south and a Turkish speaking north in 1974 after Turkey invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece.
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