JERUSALEM (JNS) – Israeli pop star Noa Kirel said on Tuesday that she was not disappointed or upset about remarks made the previous day by Knesset member Moshe Gafni.
Speaking during a parliamentary debate on the budget, the United Torah Judaism party leader and finance committee chairman said that he would “donate some clothes” to the 22-year-old performer.
He was apparently referring to the skimpy outfits Kirel wears during her performances, which included a third-place finish for her song “Unicorn” at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool on May 13.
“I really think that each person has a right to express his opinion, and this is his opinion, and I respect it. Everyone can think what he wants and this is his, it’s totally fine,” she told Channel 12 News.
“Most opinions are ones of pride and love, and there are also these opinions, and it’s totally fine, he has a right to express his opinion,” she continued.
יו״ר ועדת הכספים, משה גפני, מציג את תקציב המדינה ואומר שגם לבת שלו מגיע תקציב למרות שלא למדה על נועה קירל ומוסיף ״הייתי תורם לה קצת בגדים שיהיה לה״ pic.twitter.com/xPJyrn5eCO
— דפנה ליאל (@DaphnaLiel) May 22, 2023