Sunday, December 22, 2013

King Lizard: Anatomy of a Cultural Boycott fail

Its a familiar  routine by now. An artist or group announces their intention of performing for their fans in Israel.  The haters mobilize- they inundate the facebook pages and Twitter feeds of the artist.  They spread lies- and often they threaten the artists.   Sometimes they are banned or blocked- as often they are ignored or rebuked.

 Lets examine this week's BDS fail: King Lizard, who just played a successful show in Tel Aviv.

Tali Shapiro begins by urging her friends and partners in slime to spam King Lizard

And finds herself soundly rebuked.

Turns out that King Lizard loved Tel Aviv.

And they are coming back.

 A classic BDS Fail in 3 steps.

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