In 2019, Zara Larsson was the face of the Chinese technology company Huawei. A collaboration that has been criticized from several quarters, most recently in a debate article in Expressen, where Muf Östergötland's district chairman Matilda Ekedal believes that Zara Larsson through her collaboration supports the Chinese state.
In TV4's Nyhetsmorgon, Zara Larsson answers the criticism.
- If I now look back on it, it is from both a professional and personal perspective not the smartest deal I have made, she says.Do not want to support the Chinese state
Huawei has previously been the subject of debate, then accused of spying for the Chinese state. The company itself has commented on the debate by saying that they are an independent private company that is not "independent of any other organization or government and makes independent decisions."
- We know that the Chinese state, it is not a nice state and I do not want to support what they do, says Zara Larsson.
She says that the collaboration with Huawei has been interrupted for a few months and that she has wanted to criticize China and the country's activities in Hong Kong, among other places, before, but that she has been held back by the collaboration.
- Everyone who knows me knows that I stand for human rights. But it feels like I end up between "a rock and a hard place" because if I comment on this then it will come back that I made the collaboration with Huawei, says Zara Larsson in TV4's Nyhetsmorgon.