Selena Gomez popular singer and actor recently faced wave of trolling and hate on social media due to her comments about Israel-Palestine conflict. After receiving immense backlash, she initially decided to take break from Instagram and even announced her plan to delete her account. However, shortly after announcement, she changed her mind, and the account remained active.
Selena Gomez Speaks Out: Expressing Concerns About World Violence
The controversy began when Selena expressed her heartbreak over the ongoing violence and hate in the world, particularly in the conflict between Palestine and Israel. She emphasized her concern for all people, especially children and condemned any form of violence and hate. Selena stated that she wished she could do more to change world but acknowledged that social media post alone wouldn’t suffice.
In subsequent post, Selena shared photo of her younger sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey, and mentioned how having sister had made her acutely aware of the harsh realities of life. This statement, however, didn’t sit well with some people on social media.
oh well, your behavior makes me sick sometimes even though i love you so selena,
the difference is huge when it comes to ukraine but whatever, i'm gonna post that statement that "won't change anything" while in the bathroom on the Lakers match 🤪
and btw you have two sisters pic.twitter.com/jg6W1ew7J4
— ~• oliwia •~ (@newyearsangel) October 31, 2023
Selena Gomez Faces Backlash: Standing Firm Amidst Criticism
Critics accused Selena of using her sister to garner sympathy and attention, calling her self-centered and manipulative. They questioned her sincerity and criticized her for making the conflict about herself, especially given her privileged lifestyle.
Despite the negativity Selena Gomez stood her ground expressing her genuine concern for innocent lives and her desire to make positive impact. The incident highlighted the challenges celebrities face on social media, where their statements and actions are often scrutinized and criticized by the public.