A concert in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which should have been held this week at Feinstein’s/54 Below has been cancelled due to the Israel-Palestine issue.
Here’s what ticket-holders were told by email:
‘The owners and managers of [the venue] strongly believe in and support the general thrust of the goals and objectives of BLM. However, since announcing the benefit they’ve become aware of a recent addition to the BLM platform that accuses Israel of genocide and endorses a range of boycott and sanction actions.
‘Feinstein’s/54 Below would have preferred to hold the concert in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, without endorsing or appearing to endorse the entirety of the Black Lives Matter organization and its platform but we’ve found that a distinction impossible for us to effect.
‘As we can’t support these positions, we’ve accordingly decided to cancel the concert.
‘We’re sorry about this unfortunate situation which has not dimmed our commitment to supporting social justice.’