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Singer Justin Bieber posted and quickly deleted a “Praying for Israel” post on his Instagram story Wednesday.
In the original post, he wrote “Pray for Israel” over an image that just happened to be of the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip in ruins.
Canadian singer @justinbieber had shared an image on his Instagram story with the words “Praying for Israel” by using an image from Gaza, Palastine. He later realised and deleted/replaced the image. pic.twitter.com/VaLAXVSLWP
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) October 11, 2023
“I’m not interested in choosing sides, but I am interested in standing with the families who have been brutally taken from us.”
The outlet reported he deleted the image within an hour and replaced it with the same message, but added a red broken heart with a blueish-green background.
Users took to social media platform X to call out the singer for the mistake:
justin bieber posting “praying for israel” using a picture of a destroyed gaza is actually insane pic.twitter.com/GNcEyhNk6V
— Hurt CoPain (@SaeedDiCaprio) October 11, 2023
“Can American celebs shut up please,” one X user wrote.
Jamie lee Curtis posting a pic of children from Gaza looking up at Israelis bombs, but thought it was Israeli children
Justin Bieber posting a pic of bombed Gaza, thinking it was Israel
Noah Schnapp calling all Palestinians terrorists
Can American celebs shut up please
— DC (@spongebobDCOM) October 11, 2023
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis made a similar error earlier in the week when she posted an image of children with the caption “terror from the skies” and an Israel flag emoji. The image turned out to actually be Palestinians in Gaza.
She has since deleted the post.
Jamie Lee Curtis makes post in support of Israel with photo of Palestinian children, as specified by the photographer herself. pic.twitter.com/6goUu2DCZ7
— Pop Base (@PopBase) October 8, 2023
The Hamas terrorist group attacked Israel on Saturday, resulting in the country declaring war the following day.
CBS reported that, as of Thursday, over 1,200 have died since Hamas’ attack in Israel and roughly 2,800 have been injured. In addition, at least 1,537 individuals have been killed since Israel launched retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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