Justin Bieber Performs at Saudi Sports Event Despite Calls for Boycott

Pop singer Justin Bieber went on with his performance Sunday at the Saudi Arabia Formula One Grand Prix, despite requests from around the world to cancel the show due to the country’s arrests of dissenters.

According to an article in Mediaite, the 27-year-old Canadian singer took the stage in front of a packed audience in the Saudi Arabia city of Jeddah during that nation’s first F1 race promoted by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who attended the event and posed for selfies with young Saudi men, The Associated Press reported.

According to the story, Mohammed hosted the event to promote tourism in his country.

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