Roseanne Barr slams 'bigot' Lorde for nixing Israel concert under BDS pressure

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to blast Lorde after the singer cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer following pressure from anti-Israel activists.

The New Zealand music star said in a statement that "the right decision at this time" was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month.

But Barr slammed her on Twitter:

“Boycott this bigot,” Barr wrote. “Lorde caves to BDS pressure, cancels Israel concert.”

Lorde’s announcement followed calls by proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to cancel her performance over Israel's human rights record. Lorde joins artists including Roger Waters, Lauryn Hill and Elvis Costello in boycotting Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.

Lorde said that after having "lots of discussions" about the matter, "I'm not too proud to admit I didn't make the right call on this one," referring to her initial decision to hold the concert.

Lorde's cancellation was welcomed by members of the BDS movement. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel posted a statement on Twitter thanking the artist for "heeding appeals from your fans against Israel's art-washing of its brutal oppression of Palestinians."

In this April 16, 2017, file photo, Lorde performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Lorde's "Melodrama" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

AP  (Lorde cacnelled her concert in Israel, caving to pro-Palestinian activists.)

Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev said she hoped Lorde would reconsider her decision.

"Lorde, I expect you to be a pure heroine, like the title of your first album, a pure culture hero, free of any external - and if I may add, delusional - political considerations," Regev said in a statement.

The Israeli concert promoter responded to the cancellation, saying: "We forgive her."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke