Celebrities against Qatar World Cup 2022: List of Celebs who condemned Qatar or refused to perform at the World Cup

The Qatar World Cup has been shrouded in controversy ever since the Middle Eastern nation first announced the tournament back in 2010 and while some celebrities are proudly participating, others are condemning the event.

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar kicked off on November 20 and it has already seen a lot of controversy. FIFA and Qatar have been condemned by the Human Rights Watch over reports that migrant workers were paying illegal recruitment fees in the year leading up to the event.

A spokesperson said: “The real legacy of this tournament will be how Fifa, Qatar, and anyone profiting from this World Cup left families of thousands of migrant workers indebted after they died and left many migrant workers who had their wages stolen uncompensated.”

Meanwhile, LGBTQ+ activists have condemned the event being hosted in a country where homosexuality is illegal. Despite backlash even from footballers, many stars have advocated Qatar and agreed to perform there like Robbie Williams and David Beckham, but who has gone against this trend?

Here are the celebrities who have condemned or refused to take part in the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.