The South African artist has been facing backlash on Twitter for his sold out show in Tel Aviv.
South African house DJ and producer Black Coffee is facing criticism over his performance in Israel this weekend.
Everything seemed to start when the DJ tweeted about his sold out show in Tel Aviv to his two million followers.
Thank you @the.tripping I Love you Telaviv ❤️ Now off to @AwakeningFestiv afternoon set and Venice at night.… https://t.co/FMPQNU3us1— #PIECESOFME (@#PIECESOFME) 1522540147.0
While several of Black Coffee's followers praised his performance, there were a huge number of his fans and followers enraged by the fact he played in Israel.
The Middle Eastern country has faced political, cultural and economic boycotts in opposition to their actions over the course of their conflict with Palestine and a number of Arab countries. Artists like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Oumou Sangaré, Roger Waters, Brian Eno, and Carlos Santana have previously cancelled performances in Israel in support of a cultural boycott.
"South Africa's isolation and the Academic & Cultural boycott are part of the reasons Apartheid capitulated to the call for freedom. It is morally & politically insensitive for DJ Black Coffee to just go on partying in Apartheid Israel, whilst it kills & oppresses innocent people," called out Floyd Shivambu.
Black Coffee defended himself tweeting, "Like everyone else I have rights and free will and no Black Coffee is not a political party...I work as an entertainer to feed my Family. To sum it up....I'll take a bullet for my Family."
Read ahead for the tweets below.
South Africa’s isolation and the Academic & Cultural boycott are part of the reasons Apartheid capitulated to the c… https://t.co/QKaHpon73Y— Floyd Shivambu (@Floyd Shivambu) 1522657713.0
Like everyone else I have rights and free will and no Black Coffee is not a political party...I work as an entertai… https://t.co/9oqBhVonlK— #PIECESOFME (@#PIECESOFME) 1522662392.0
Black Coffee is oscillating between arrogance and feigned innocence. It's actually pathetic that a grown person who… https://t.co/N7yMJpWjnA— You Don't Even Watch Al Jazeera* 🐼 (@You Don't Even Watch Al Jazeera* 🐼) 1522617463.0
Retweet if you think Black Coffee playing in Israel this week, while Israel murdered children with snipers, is a national disgrace.— Bram Hanekom (@Bram Hanekom) 1522650606.0
Black Coffee legit can't feign ignorance over playing in Tel-Aviv. We live in the age of access to information, the… https://t.co/wLTQ1NuLb7— the fearless self ✨ (@the fearless self ✨) 1522579066.0
I have been a fan of Black Coffee's music for years & years. His decision to play in Israel & then justify it by sa… https://t.co/AZPgvdR5Qs— Siphumelele Zondi (@Siphumelele Zondi) 1522670025.0
@RealBlackCoffee There's lots going on that we know nothing about. Even with compelling evidence, the reality of wh… https://t.co/jrrdHb2QuZ— George Kiblor (@George Kiblor) 1522618832.0
@Cardi_in_a_Rari @cleongqulunga @RealBlackCoffee Connoisseurs of political education must say tell us if political… https://t.co/qcWsVkbl3m— George Kiblor (@George Kiblor) 1522620010.0