MTV Cancels EMAs Awards Show in Paris, Citing Israel-Hamas War

PARIS (AP) — The MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday canceled its performance-packed ceremony slated for subsequent month, citing the Israel-Hamas Conflict.

The occasion had been scheduled for Paris on Nov. 5, with Ozuna, Renée Rapp and Thirty Seconds to Mars among the many performers.

“The MTV EMAs are an annual celebration of worldwide music. As we watch the devastating occasions in Israel and Gaza proceed to unfold, this doesn’t really feel like a second for a worldwide celebration. With hundreds of lives already misplaced, it’s a second of mourning,” an organization spokesperson mentioned in a press release.

The assertion additionally mentioned the choice was made “out of an abundance of warning for the hundreds of workers, crew members, artists, followers, and companions who journey from all corners of the world to carry the present to life.”

MTV mentioned the EMAs would return in November 2024.

Taylor Swift was the massive winner ultimately 12 months’s EMAs in Dusseldorf, Germany, gathering 4 trophies together with for finest artist, finest video and finest longform video.

Swift was once more this 12 months’s high nominee with seven, with Olivia Rodrigo and SZA tied for second with six apiece.

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