Jennifer Lopez asked to ditch Fiat endorsement by anti-nuclear group
New York: A New York-based group has asked Jennifer Lopez to renounce her ties with Fiat because of the company’s business deals with Iran.
The group, United Against Nuclear Iran, released a statement on Friday and an online parody of the ‘American Idol’ judge’s “My World” Fiat commercial, urging her to cut ties with the Italian car manufacturers.
The faux commercial features the singer’s ad intercut with bloody imagery of the protests in Iran.
“Fiat and the brutal Iranian regime … or the people of Iran,” the New York Daily News quoted a narrator, imitating J-Lo as saying.
“I hope concerned citizens don’t make me choose,” she said.
In an open letter to Lopez, the organization’s company wrote that by endorsing the car company the pop star was “serving as a spokesperson for a company that freely does business with a regime that is developing an illegal nuclear weapons program, financing and sponsoring terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, has killed American and NATO soldiers and is recognized as one of the world’s leading human right’s violators.”
American sanctions against Iran prohibit American citizens from exporting most goods and services to the country in response to their suspected nuclear activities.
Many other countries around the world also limit their business-dealings with Iran for similar reasons.