J-Lo Criticised For Hotel Trip

Jennifer Lopez is being criticised for accepting an invitation to appear at the opening of a new hotel in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus.

Greek Cypriots on the politically fragile island are angry because she’s reportedly agreed to take a family holiday at the $220 million luxury complex, described as the “single biggest hotel project both sides of the island,” in return for a one-off performance at the gala opening July 20.

In 1974 Cyprus was invaded by Turkish troops in response to an attempted coup by the Greek junta in Athens. The island has been divided between Greeks in the south and Turks in the north ever since.

Angry Greek Cypriots have launched a Facebook campaign to convince Lopez to change her mind. It has attracted more than 7,000 signatories.

To make matters worse, the hotel opening in Kyrenia coincides with the 36th anniversary of the Turkish paratroopers’ landing on the island.