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Dua Lipa Responds To Media Criticism Over Her Support For Palestine

today23 May 2021


She stands strong with her opinion – and we respect that!


Dua Lipa has hit back at a newspaper advertisement that criticized her opinion on the recent Israel-Gaza conflict.



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Over the weekend, the New York Times printed a full-page advertisement in which the artist and other related figures were the targets for supporting Palestine. The paid promotion by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s World Values Network featured a photo of Dua Lipa alongside the Hadid sisters, Bella and Gigi, who both have backgrounds of Dutch and Palestinian heritage.


“Bella, Gigi, and Dua … Hamas calls for a second Holocaust. Condemn them now,” read the ad, which went on to accuse the “mega-influencers” of defaming the Jewish state.



The Future Nostalgia singer stood by her stance, posting a photo on her platform reiterating her criticism of the Israeli government claiming it was violating human rights. The artist went on to say that she believes everyone, regardless of religion or ethnicity, deserves to live in peace in whatever state they choose.



“It has always been #freepalestine, ALWAYS,” Bella wrote in an older post on Instagram. “I have a lot to say about this but for now, please read and educate yourself. This is not about religion. This is not about spewing hate on one or the other. This is about Israeli colonization, ethnic cleansing, military occupation and apartheid over the Palestinian people that has been going on for YEARS!”



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Other celebrities who support Palestine include Natalie Portman and Liverpool footballer, Mohamed Salah.


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Written by: Mifzal Malik

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