The MTV network canceled the planned celebration for next November 5 in Paris of its European awards, the Europe Music Awards (EMA), “as a precaution” given the situation that is being experienced “globally.”
“We regret to inform you that given the situation that is being experienced worldwide, the decision has been made not to go ahead with the MTV EMAs 2023 out of caution towards the thousands of employees, team members, artists, fans and partners who travel from all corners of the world to bring the show to life,” they reported this Thursday in a statement.
In it, it is alleged that, “as an annual celebration of world music” and given “recent devastating events,”It doesn’t seem like it’s time of a celebration of this type”.
“We hope to enjoy these awards again in November 2024“concludes the press release sent to the media about these awards that were held in 2022 in the German city of Düsseldorf in the midst of Russia’s invasion of Ukrainian territory.
Although it is not quoted verbatim, since the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas militias, France lives in a state of heightened alertespecially after the murder last Friday in Arras of the high school teacher Dominique Bernard, victims of stabbings by Russian-Chechen Islamist Mohamed Mogouchkov.