Influencers face backlash for promoting a Saudi Arabian music festival

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/12/23/21035306/influencers-models-promote-saudi-arabia-music-festival-mdl-beast-diet-prada-instagram

The Diet Prada post pointed out that activist Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested in 2015 for defying the country’s ban on female driving, and was then tortured and threatened with rape and death. (That ban was lifted this year.) The post also mentioned the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi which the CIA concluded was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. After Khashoggi’s death, overseas investors pulled $1 billion out of Saudia Arabia’s stock market. Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in connection to that killing today, but has been criticized for shielding the Crown Prince from his connection to the murder.

Influencers face backlash for promoting a Saudi Arabian music festival
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