Dua Lipa blasts group that condemned her for Mideast stance
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Dua Lipa is blasting a corporation that paid for a full-page advert in The New York Occasions that referred to as her antisemitic for her help of Palestinians, saying it used her title “shamelessly” to “advance their ugly marketing campaign with falsehoods and blatant misrepresentations.”
Within the rambling advert which appeared in Saturday’s newspaper in the principle part, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the top of the World Values Community, named Lipa, and the fashions Bella and Gigi Hadid as three “mega-influencers” who’ve “accused Israel of ethnic cleaning” and “vilified the Jewish State.”
Lipa took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to “reject the false and appalling allegations” and stated the World Values Community twisted what she stands for. “I stand in solidarity with all oppressed folks and reject all types of racism,” she wrote.
Tensions elevated within the Mideast since Might 10, when Hamas militants in Gaza fired long-range rockets towards Jerusalem. The barrage got here after days of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
A cease-fire was declared Friday. The 11-day warfare left greater than 250 lifeless — the overwhelming majority Palestinians — and introduced widespread devastation to the already impoverished Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Many celebrities have taken to social media to put up pro-Palestinian messages, together with the singer Zayn, Roger Waters, The Weeknd and Mark Ruffalo. Lipa is courting Anwar Hadid, Gigi and Bella’s brother.