British pop sensation Dua Lipa is stirring up controversy by defending her decision to condemn Israel’s defensive war against Hamas.

Lipa, who boasts an astonishing 88 million Instagram followers, reposted a graphic in May from the group Artists4Ceasefire along with the hashtag #AllEyesOnRafah.

“Burning children alive can never be justified. The whole world is mobilizing to stop the Israeli genocide. Please show your solidarity with Gaza,” she wrote.

In an interview with the Radio Times this week, the 28-year-old Grammy winner defended her decision to publicly accuse Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza, claiming that the risk of backlash is worth it.

“Speaking up is a natural inclination for me, given my background and heritage, and that my very existence is somewhat political. It’s not something that is out of the ordinary for me to be feeling close to,” Lipa said.

“It’s always going to be met with a backlash and other people’s opinions, so it’s a big decision. I balance it out, because ultimately I feel it’s for the greater good, so I’m willing to take that hit.”

Lipa’s comments have drawn sharp criticism from those who argue that she is supporting a US-designated terrorist group which uses human shields and launches rocket attacks from densely populated Arab areas.

As Lipa prepares to take the stage at Glastonbury next week, her controversial political statements are likely to influence her massive following. Although the singer has the right to express her views, by reducing the Israeli-Arab conflict to a simplistic narrative of good versus evil, she risks contributing to a celebrity cycle of misinformation and antisemitism.

    Young Bruce June 19, 2024 3:59 pm

    Another Albanian antisemite – ignorant, uninformed, no education or understanding of history, war politics – just regurgitating the Al Jazeera bullshit she reads. She would support more 10/07’s – I wonder what she thinks of 09/11…I pray someone takes her or a family member hostage and see what she would do to get them back

    Mila June 19, 2024 4:00 pm

    Disgusting and unforgivable

    Shlomo Ben Nasser June 19, 2024 4:03 pm

    Albania is pro israel

    Michael Taub June 19, 2024 4:07 pm

    This moronic piece of garbage is coming to live beside me in a very pro
    Israel neighbourhood

    Juliana DelMonte June 19, 2024 4:12 pm

    Let her go sing in Gaza for all her fans there

    Tony June 19, 2024 4:34 pm

    Appalling ignorance- but don’t blame Albania, the only continental European country with a bigger Jewish population post WW2 than after it. Its Moslem population saved 000׳s.

    Tony June 19, 2024 4:35 pm

    Albania, the only continental European country with a bigger Jewish population post WW2 than after it. Its Moslem population saved 000׳s. DL is ignorant, that’s all.

    Rachal June 19, 2024 4:35 pm

    She’s a real ignorant, hateful person.

    Paul June 19, 2024 4:47 pm

    Some people are stupid, and don’t know their stupidity level, what a shame, go to Iran to give them a concert, of go to gaza (she will be killed), go to Israel and see by yourself the reality that is hapening there. It might be that your stupidity goes down.

    Palestinian June 19, 2024 5:36 pm

    An absolute princess. All you trolls and goblins can stay upset 😭

    Sarender Enock Robert June 19, 2024 5:39 pm

    You wonder people like this one who speak without first seeking the truth, doses she how how Israel is fighting for its survival and it’s surrounded by enemies everywhere? How many Israel should die for her to see that Israel is fighting a genuine cause?

    Sarender June 19, 2024 5:40 pm

    You wonder people like this one who speak without first seeking the truth, doses she how how Israel is fighting for its survival and it’s surrounded by enemies everywhere? How many Israel should die for her to see that Israel is fighting a genuine cause?

    Rafael D’vorman June 19, 2024 5:46 pm

    She is misinformed, ignorant and a blatant anti -Semite. May she rot in her lies.

    Matan June 19, 2024 7:35 pm

    Love the IDF, love Israel. Stay strong. Am Israel Chai. 🇮🇱

    Vilma June 20, 2024 1:59 am

    God takes care of his people Israel. Those who are against Israel will suffer. That singer will lower her followers list !!!

    Stupid Pple Annoy Me June 20, 2024 10:45 am

    So sad that someone with her amount of money didn’t even take the time to go visit and witness how things work in Israel. That Palestinians enjoy not equal rights, but superior rights. They get free everything (healthcare, right to vote, not required to draft but, welcome to join the army, able to run for office) and they don’t pay taxes! Most come into Israeli to work. And when a suicide bomber is injured, he is taken to the hospital first where Israeli doctors take care of him so no one says Israelis are heartless. What country does that??!

    Such a waste of her money. Rich and stupid is pointless.

    Cheryl June 20, 2024 2:25 pm

    “Burning children alive can never be justified?”. That unfortunately is what Hamas did to Israelis in Oct 7th. What a hypocrite you are Dua!!!

    Laurie Brody June 21, 2024 8:35 am

    “Burning children alive “( and don’t forget decapitating babies, burning whole families alive, raping women and abusing their bodies) is exactly what HAMAS did to Israeli citizens on a Saturday morning, entering their homes and burning everything to the ground!
    And as if that wasn’t enough, murdering 1200 innocent people and taking hundreds hostage!
    That is what triggered this war!
    I wonder what Dou Lipa’s response would be if this was done to her family/ loved ones?!?!

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