Kylie Jenner found herself amidst controversy after briefly expressing support for Israel on Instagram in wake of recent deadly attacks by Hamas. Jenner posted a picture of Israel’s flag with a caption stating, “Now and always, we stand with the people of Israel!” However she quickly deleted the post due to criticism from individuals supporting Palestine and Hamas.
kylie jenner, the most privileged rich yt woman in america, supporting israel while not saying anything about how israel has treated palestine. @gigihadid @bellahadid you have a demon in your inner circle unfollow her and stay away from her plastic a&& pic.twitter.com/x72S5NEqJq
— swagy_23(taylors version)🎀 (@swagy_23) October 7, 2023
Social Media Erupts: Kylie Jenner Faces Backlash
Screenshots of Jenner’s deleted post circulated on social media, sparking debates and inundating her comments section with negative remarks. Critics accused her of meddling in political matters and questioned her stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Some users responded by sharing Palestinian flags. Many also called out Jenner for removing the pro-Israel post after facing backlash.
Kylie Jenner reportedly has deleted an Instagram story showing support for Israel..
why do celebs act dumb and spineless…#Israel #Palestine #hamas #Israel_under_attack #IsraelPalestineWar #IStandWithIsrael #IndiaStandWithIsrael #IndiaWithIsrael pic.twitter.com/py7fRVMWc7
— mowgli (@mowgli_meister) October 8, 2023
Amidst controversy, UNICEF’s executive director, Catherine Russell, emphasized the importance of protecting children during conflict, highlighting their right to grow up in peaceful environment.
absolutely crazy to see kylie jenner supporting israel while her friend bella hadid has been advocating for palestine for YEARS like i'd be sick to my stomach
— nella's a world champion 🇦🇷 (@shadysmj) October 7, 2023
Israel’s Prime Minister response to Hamas’ actions.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged strong response to Hamas’ actions. He announced on his official social media platform, “The IDF will use all its strength to destroy Hamas’s capabilities. We will retaliate and avenge this dark day forced upon the State of Israel and its citizens. Revenge for the blood of a little child has yet been devised by Satan.”
Kylie Jenner Incident Highlights Celebrity Dilemmas in Navigating Political Tensions
Jenner’s post reflects the sensitivity and divisiveness surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict, where even celebrities face intense scrutiny for their public statements. The incident highlights the power of social media to amplify political discussions and the challenges faced by public figures navigating such contentious issues.