Rihanna Gets Surprised Backlash Over Her Statement On Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

“Future generations will look back in disbelief and wonder how we allowed the Palestinian suffering to continue for so long. Is there any hope?” she wrote. The ongoing bloodshed has seen the death toll rise above 70 in just three days. It’s that simple.” Her post has since been shared multiple times, including by Grammy-winning singer Dua Lipa. Recently, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot came under fire for her tweet that called for Israel to “be free”. Weeks of tension between Israel and Palestine have erupted into what the United Nations has framed as a potential “all-out war” as airstrikes have begun to befall the lives of innocent people. History has taught us to speak up. View this post on Instagram

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Other celebrities did share posts expressing their solidarity with the Palestinians and calling for an end to their suffering. (@zei_squirrel) May 13, 2021

rihanna said I'm standing with humanity yet choose to stay neutral about it. I can’t bare to see it! pic.twitter.com/vJgKb9uX7k
— teena (@jeanmyeonn) May 13, 2021

Who is the “we” in “we are cancelling Rihanna”..? Certainly not I pic.twitter.com/AMJ8ZhLZNq
— SUPREME? This was exacerbated when she deleted the tweet and replaced it with what was also perceived as a neutral statement, “Let’s pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! (@SupremeAquarius) May 13, 2021

the fact that rihanna went from posting free palestine to gal gadot-esque "omg my heart breaks for both sides" garbage just goes to show that celebrities, bc of their class status, are fickle and not be trusted to hold any principled politics pic.twitter.com/fRs1JPWbDW
— ??? Supermodel Bella Hadid was among those whose post called out those who take a diplomatic approach to their statements out of fear. Innocent Israeli and Palestinian children are hiding in bomb shelters, over 40 lives lost in Gaza alone, at least 13 of whom were also innocent children! “Politicians stutter neutral words in fear of being reprimanded, whilst the world remains silent to avoid offending the wrong people. My TL to Rihanna after that IG post pic.twitter.com/SJ8tvkyHkq
— Rossi The Jeweler (@RossiSongo) May 13, 2021

not rihanna pulling a "all lives matter"? “There needs to be some kind of resolve! Some even say Rihanna was pulling the “all lives matter card,” which did not go over well. This isn’t the first time Rihanna has publicly commented on the Israel-Palestine conflict, albeit the first time was said to be inadvertent. (@marvelsbian) May 13, 2021

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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) A human tragedy unfolding right in front of our eyes,” Hadid wrote. In 2014, the singer tweeted a “Free Palestine” hashtag that sent Twitter into a frenzy. The highly controversial political warfare has brought many voices to social media, sharing updates on the tragedy as well as influencers condemning the violence. We are sadly watching innocent people fall victim to notions perpetuated by government and extremists, and this cycle needs to be broken!” she added. A source told TMZ that the singer accidentally made the initial tweet after clicking on a link. You are either on the right side or you are not. Rihanna is facing backlash after her seemingly neutral stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. if you stand w humanity then stand with palestine bc what's happening is genocide and conoliasim. #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/ebRx051LnC
— ema | women? how many times do we need to say that palestine are the oppressed and not the oppressor? The actress who served in the Israeli army was accused of spreading “propaganda” and later had to disable her comments. The Fenty Beauty CEO was accused of taking a neutral stance in a matter where many believed there was an aggressor and a victim. Rihanna is the latest celebrity to be bashed for her response to airstrikes taking to Instagram to say “I stand with humanity!” The singer and beauty mogul wrote a statement for social media saying, “My heart is breaking with the violence I’m seeing displayed between Israel and Palestine!