Britney Spears Forces Israeli Political Party To Postpone Election
Who says that celebrities can’t have an impact on politics? A major election in Israel was just postponed because of Britney Spears. While the Labour Party’s leadership election was originally set for July 3, it was rescheduled to July 4 because of a “major event” taking place that same day, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
That “major event” would be Britney’s first-ever concert in Israel, at Tel Aviv’s HaYarkon Park. Not only is this across from a major polling place, but it has made finding security guards to work the election an ordeal, since most of them are already booked for Britney’s show. A “senior party source” told Haaretz that the Labour Party was also worried about voter turnout, admitting to “some consideration for the party faithful who want to vote in the primary and then watch Britney do her thing.”
Of course, Britney herself has yet to comment on the whole ordeal. Over the past 24 hours, she has posted photos of her son’s first school field trip, a video of her recent training session and a snippet of the 1987 movie Overboard — “one of the many reasons to love Goldie Hawn.” In her world, disrupting the Israeli political process is no big deal.
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