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    Maluma Walked Out Of A World Cup Interview After Being Asked About Qatar Human Rights Violations

    "This is what people say — this is what people think."

    You probably know Maluma — he's a Colombian superstar known for songs like "Corazón" and "Felices los 4."

    Maluma onstage

    Well, this week Maluma went viral while doing an interview to promote "Tukoh Taka," the official FIFA Fan Festival Anthem.

    Maluma laying on the floor

    The interviewer asked him about why he would participate in the World Cup this year, considering it's in Qatar, a country that's been at the center of controversy for human rights violations.

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    Basically, what happened was this: Qatar, which is suuuuper small, was selected to host the World Cup years ago. However, it had no way of sustaining this — no stadium, hotels, etc. So, they had to turn to migrant workers to build these things. But the workers suffered abuse and had to work in faulty infrastructure, which ultimately resulted in thousands of deaths. According to a report by the Guardian, "More than 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup 10 years ago."

    Maluma said, "Yeah, but it's something I can't resolve. I just came here to enjoy life, to enjoy soccer — the party of soccer. It's not actually something I need to be involved with. I'm here enjoying my music — playing soccer, too."

    Maluma in an interview

    The interviewer pressed him further, intimating that he was "white-washing" the situation.

    Maluma in an interview

    "Do I have to answer that question?" Maluma said, clearly agitated.

    Maluma in an interview

    Maluma then put his microphone down and got up.

    Maluma leaving an interview

    "You're rude," he said as he stormed off.

    Maluma leaving an interview

    "This is what people say — this is what people think," the interviewer said. Maluma did not respond.

    Maluma walking out of an interview

    Maluma has not commented on the situation, but we will update you if he does.