Twitter users came to Shakira’s defense after soccer fans disrespected the singer on Sunday (March 7th).
The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer is likely under fire for her relationship with Barcelona player Gerard Piqué. Fans of Paris Saint Germain – the team scheduled to face off against Barcelona on Wednesday (March 10th) – were seen holding banners that read “Shakira a Lo Jonquera”. According to The New York Times, La Jonquera is located on the border of France and Spain and has “one of the largest brothels in Europe.”
After photos of the banners surfaced online, the hashtag #RespectShakira started trending. The singer’s followers called the banners “derogatory,” “sexist,” and “misogynistic.”