Celebrities like to remind the world that they are ordinary people too, with opinions, morals, and a conscious. When Israel began launching its attack on Gaza, the stars took to social media to express their solidarity. However, they were met with belligerent arguments, accusations of anti-Semitism, and even threats for sharing their personal opinions; so much for freedom of speech. Some celebs like Rihanna and Dwight Howard retracted their statements while others kept a strong backbone when speaking on injustice. Here are some popular stars who have shared their thoughts that were triggered by the attacks on Gaza.
2. Let’s start off with some background info by Jon Stewart
3. Mark Ruffalo
4. Talib Kweli
5. Waka Flocka Flame
Rappers - saying what others are afraid to say, but that’s nothing new.
7. Zayn Malik
8. Kerry Washington
9. Rob Schneider
10. Mario Balotelli
Mario is referring to the 4 young Bakr boys who shelled on an beach by Israel who claimed they were “human shields”
11. Javier Bardem
In his an open letter Javier stated his grief for the people in Gaza, “As horror is occurring in Gaza there is NO room for equidistance nor neutrality.” The English version of the letter can be found here.
12. Some celebs are no stranger to speaking on the injustices in Palestine like Immortal Technique
13. and of course there’s Lupe Fiasco
“Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit.”
Words I Never Said was released in 2011 and that line is unfortunately still applicable today.
14. Selena Gomez
Poor kid was met with threats of being unfollowed…
15. Joey Barton
16. Aasif Mandvi
17. Mia Farrow
19. Annie Lennox
20. Pearl Jam
“They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them…we don’t want to give them our taxes to drop bombs on children.”
Wondering who he’s talking about?
HINT: American taxes ($3.1 billion to be exact) goes to ‘aid’ Israel every year.
22. Andrew Bogut
23. Oday Aboushi
24. Wilson Bethel
26. Ramsey Nijem
27. Tyrone Spong
Caption: This picture says it all, when i see these childeren my heart breaks! Whats happening to our world? People need to be made uncomfortable in order to make change. This is a serious case of ethnic cleansing and has been going on for years and years. Only now the world is discovering the truth… Blaming Hamas isn’t going to bring back the thousands of Palestinian lives that have been wrongfully taken. NO parents should have to bury their own child - no parents should ever have their children’s blood on their hands. They are wiping out Palestine - that has been the plan since 1947. Mainstream media has only been telling one side of the story. So when there are talks about hitting Hamas targets - remember that no Israelis have yet died from Hamas rockets. One is the colonizer oppressor - the other the colonized oppressed. If 9/11 deserves a moment of silence, then Palestine deserves us to never speak again. #FreeGaza #PrayForGaza .. Help spread the word. #Tyrone #king #Spong #fight #for #freedomFollow”
28. Amir Khan
29. Haroon Khan
30. John Cusack
31. Anthony Bourdain
32. Tom Morello
33. French Montana
He’s ain’t worried bout nothin including Zionist haters