Amy Winehouse’s Star of David covered with Palestinian flag

Camden Market statue of the Jewish star defaced with flag


Amy Winehouse statue with her Star of David covered up by a Palestinian flag

A statue of Amy Winehouse has been defaced with a sticker of the Palestinian flag covering up the later singer’s Star of David pendant.

 A sticker of the Palestinian flag with the name of “Friends of Al Aqsa” appeared over the late star's necklace over the weekend in Camden Market and was seen by passersby this morning.

One local restauranteur, who wanted to remain anonymous and has walked past the statue every day for years, told the JC, “It is clear that her Magen David has been targeted. They could have put the flag anywhere else. Why couldn’t they have put it on her skirt or her top?”

“They had to use the Palestine flag to cover up the one Jewish symbol on her.”

“This statue has been there for years,” the proprietor went on, “people love to go there to take photos with it.”

Amy Winehouse lived and performed in Camden and her statue has become part of the DNA of the market. The statue in Stables Market was unveiled in 2014, three years after the singer’s death.

The Camden market statue depicts Winehouse with her hand on her hip, wearing a Star of David necklace, high heels, and her signature beehive hairstyle. The British sculptor Scott Eaton said it had been designed to convey Winehouse's "attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity".

The Jewish singer and songwriter was born in Enfield and grew up in Southgate. She rose to fame for her deep, soulful voice and songwriting that mixed genres, including rhythm and blues, reggae, and jazz.

Fans of the Grammy award-winning artist have visited the statue to take photos with it, hug it, and put bracelets on Winehouses’s wrist.

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