Jennifer Lopez Calls Off Cyprus Show
Posted on Fri Jul 9, 2010 07:50 AM PDT

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (X17online) - Jennifer Lopez avoided her controversial concert in North Cyprus after an online campaign pushed for her to cancel.

Lopez was reportedly set to perform at a luxury hotel in the area for her 41st birthday. After she bailed on the show, Greek Cypriots called her cancellation "a victory."

According to online reports, locals saw her performance as helping legitimize the island’s division. Back in 1974, it was split into a Greek speaking south and a Turkish speaking north when Turkey invaded following a coup by supporters of the union with Greece.

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