Cara Delevingne has assured fans she’s still anti-Coachella after heaping praise on Beyonce’s headlining performance at the festival.
The model-turned-actress has enjoyed a trip to Indio, California for the festival in the past, but explained to her fans over the weekend (14-15Apr18) that she was boycotting the annual event because of the political views of Philip Anschutz, the controversial owner of AEG Live, who runs the festival, following reports the businessman has given financial support to conservative groups with anti-LGBTQ agendas.
Although she didn’t attend the festival, Cara still watched Beyonce’s headlining set on Saturday night on TV and posted a picture of the singer reuniting with her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams on Instagram and confessed that she “burst into tears” watching the performance.
Users began criticizing the Suicide Squad star for praising Coachella shortly after blasting it, and she subsequently wrote a note on her Instagram Stories explaining that her love of Beyonce should be kept separate from her feelings about the Anschutz.
“Some people are commenting on the fact that i posted about my anger towards the owner of coachella and then about beyonce,” she wrote. “I still refuse to go to a festival that is owned by someone who is anti lgbt and pro gun. I am able to shame that man and the festival and show my appreciation of an artist at the same time.
“Just because i love beyonce doesn’t mean i now love coachella. I still wouldn’t go. And i will let nothing get in the way of me showing my love or hate for something. Don’t let anyone come between you and your truth.”
The 25-year-old, who is bisexual, also created a poll on her stories asking if Beyonce’s set made anybody else cry, and said it “sent shivers” down her spine and left her “speechless”.