Celebrities Sending Social Media Bombs


Celebrities are taking sides and creating their own stance on war conflicts. Bringing everyone back to a world wide reality, televisions everywhere are displaying the current open war going on in Gaza. The death toll is now rising over one thousand of innocent civilians, including many children. When combining poitics with our favorite celebrities things tend to get a bit sensitive. NBA player Dwight Howard was the first who took his opinion and confidence to social media and accidently fired bombs. He first tweeted "#FreePalestine", quickly deleting it after a rush of mixed responses, many negative. Soon after he tweeted "previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will." Some even nicknamed him 'Howard the Coward' for not staying true to his opinion. Rihanna had a similar situation when she also tweeted "#FreePalestine", likewise deleting it soon after posting. Her follow up tweet read "Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?…"This neutral remark spurred internet fights across the world. As the war escalated more celebrities utilized their public prescence to express their opinions on the conflicts. Heart throb Zayn Malik, from One Direction, comes from a Pakistani heritage and showed his support with his tweet "#FreePalestine." Some supporters thanked him while other's condemmed him, one Twitter user responded with "Palestine was the one that started the whole thing. Listen to Joan Rivers." Earlier this weekend comedian/actress Joan Rivers spoke out against the coverage and views on the issues publicly with an interview for TMZ, "BBC should be ashamed of themselves. And CNN should be ashamed of themselves… If New Jersey was firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out… They (Palestine) started it!" Dedicated to either side, fans are now taking their own sides, some turning from their idols due to political agendas. 


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