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Eric Nam cancels Malaysia tour- backlash over Israel-Palestine post

Korean American singer Eric Nam has canceled his tour in Malaysia after some fans reacted with outrage when he liked an Instagram post “SIMULTANEOUSLY calling for protection of Jews around the world” while being “opposed to Israeli’s government treatment of Palestinians.”

A post from Nam on Instagram expressing his excitement over the worldwide tour is now filled with “Free Palestine” comments and “don’t come to Indonesia.”

Since then Malaysia has quietly been removed from a list of stops on the tour.

Commenting on X, Nam defended his stance.

“I liked a post that I believed expressed a position of anti-violence, anti-hate and was against intolerance.”

He went on to describe himself as “pro-human, pro-peace and for love and equality for all.”

“After that I received threats related to my scheduled show in Kuala Lumpur. Out of abundance of caution for my team and my fans, I made the difficult decision to cancel the show.”

You can read the full statement below.

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