Social media is in an uproar over actor and singer Selena Gomez and the style through which she commented on the bloodbath of Palestinians in Gaza, in addition to her unceremonious ‘exit’ from social media after being known as out for it.
On October 31, Gomez shared a narrative on Instagram, addressing her silence on the violence.
“I’ve been taking a break from social media because my heart breaks to see all of the horror, hate, violence and terror that’s going on in the world. People being tortured and killed or any act of hate towards any one group is horrific,” she wrote. “We need to protect ALL people, especially children and stop the violence for good. I’m sorry if my words will never be enough for everyone or a hashtag. I just can’t stand by innocent people getting hurt. That’s what makes me sick. I wish I could change the world. But a post won’t. Love, Selena.”
Clearly, individuals weren’t happy with this wishy-washy publish. FYI — Selena Gomez is essentially the most adopted lady on Instagram with 430 million followers and she or he’s been a UNICEF ambassador since 2009. Folks have been particularly indignant that she didn’t use her platform to advocate for peace and downplayed her personal affect.
Particularly when everybody is aware of what sort of affect she has — most notably Hailey Bieber.
Quickly after the backlash, Gomez posted one other story through which she stated she’s taking a break and “deleting her Instagram”. “I’m done. I do not support any of what’s going on,” she wrote. She didn’t really delete her Instagram although.
Principally, she was bullied off the web.
Within the sufferer advanced struggle, there can solely be one winner and her title is Selena.
Persons are mad that she’s making your complete state of affairs about herself.
They famous how she responded to different incidents — like Taylor Swift being bullied.
And in contrast it to Angelina Jolie’s response to the violence in Gaza.
It opened many individuals’s eyes about her.
This particular person had a terrific clarification about the entire state of affairs and why it issues that Gomez has been silent.
Over 9,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza for the reason that begin of Israel’s siege and hundreds others wounded. Hospitals, colleges and church buildings have been bombed and persons are ravenous. Requires a ceasefire have been echoing around the globe — together with in Gomez’s personal fraternity. Dozens of actors and singers have signed a letter calling on US President Joe Biden to cease the assaults on Palestine. Selena Gomez isn’t one in every of them.