Oct 23, 2023 1 min read

MTV EMAs cancelled due to Israel-Hamas war

Due to take place early next month, this year’s MTV EMAs have been cancelled. Production company Paramount said that it had made the decision in light of “the volatility of world events”

MTV EMAs cancelled due to Israel-Hamas war

This year’s MTV Europe Music Awards have been cancelled due to the Israel-Hamas war, it has been announced. The ceremony was due to take place next month.

“Given the volatility of world events, we have decided not to move forward with the 2023 MTV EMAs out of an abundance of caution for the thousands of employees, crew members, artists, fans, and partners who travel from all corners of the world to bring the show to life”, says production company Paramount.

“The MTV EMAs are an annual celebration of global music”, it goes on. “As we watch the devastating events in Israel and Gaza continue to unfold, this does not feel like a moment for a global celebration. With thousands of lives already lost, it is a moment of mourning”.

This year’s EMAs were due to take place at Paris’s Nord Villepinte exhibition centre on 5 Nov, with performances from artists including David Guetta, The Kid Laroi and Jung Kook.

Paramount closed its statement by saying: “We look forward to hosting the MTV EMAs again in November of 2024”.

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