Boy band One Direction singer Zayn Malik was the latest celebrity to get into hot water with fans after tweeting a "#FreePalestine" hashtag to his 13 million followers on Twitter, The Independent reported Monday.
Malik, who grew up Muslim, according to The Independent, had yet to remove the tweet or respond to the outpouring of emotion caused by the controversial post.Pop superstar Rihanna posted a similar "#FreePalestine" tweet two weeks ago, but quickly deleted the post just eight minutes later, replacing it with the more neutral "Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?...."
@CristinaLJoy babe. Let me clarify. The only murderers are Hamas. If our death toll was higher than theirs would you feel differently?— Maya Lavie (@laviemaz) July 28, 2014