Rihanna Tweets “#FreePalestine,” Quickly Deletes Tweet

Many, many retweets in its short life.

Another celebrity inserted herself into the heated conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday — and then quickly thought the better of it. Singer Rihanna tweeted “#FreePalestine,” which garnered nearly 7,000 retweets according to the Twitter analytics site Favstar, before it was deleted.

The link to the tweet is now dead but here’s how it appeared:


Over the weekend NBA star Dwight Howard also tweeted and deleted “#FreePalestine” after being told of the violence in Gaza by a Twitter user.


Howard left his tweet about for 15 minutes before deleting it.


He then promptly apologized, repeatedly.

I apologize if I offended anyone with my previous tweet, it was a mistake!

— DwightHoward (@Dwight Howard)

According to TMZ, a “source close to Rihanna” said the tweet was an accident.


New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire also deleted this “pray for Palestine” Instagram post.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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