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Rihanna Usually Doesn’t Delete Tweets, But She Deleted This

Rihanna deletes tweet saying Free Palestine. www.blacklikemoi.com

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Reported by April V. Taylor

The New York Daily News is reporting that singer Rihanna posted and then, within minutes, deleted a controversial tweet that stated “#FreePalestine.” Despite the short amount of time the tweet was up, it was retweeted at least 6,900 times and also favorited by thousands of people.  Hours after the post was removed, Rihanna tweeted, “Let’s pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!  Is there any hope?”  The second tweet was clearly much more neutral than her initial tweet.

The tweet stems from the recent viοlence between Israel and Palestine, which has killed more 192 Palestinians.  The United Nations is reporting that more than 80 percent of those deαths are civilians with 36 of them being children.  Much of the conflict is due in large part to the fact that Israel has consistently encroached on Palestinian land and committed acts of aggression against Palestine that violate international law.  Although Palestine has fought back, they are not equipped to inflict the damage Israel can.  A statistic that illustrates this is the fact that 1,500 Palestinian children have been killed since the year 2000, while only 132 Israeli children have been killed.  In perpetrating this violence, Israel has violated more UN resolutions than any other country, including Iraq under Saddam Hussein.  Since 1948, Israel has expelled nearly 750,000 Palestinians from their land and continues to colonize ever increasing territory that does not legally belong to them.

Rihanna is not the only celebrity to tweet about the viοlence and aggression perpetrated against Palestine by Israel.  Dwight Howard tweeted and deleted the exact same “#FreePalestine,” tweet over the weekend after another Twitter user brought the violence to his attention.  The user tweeted a picture stating, “this is Gaza, Palestine being bombed. 151 innocent civilians have been killed thus far.”  Howard tweeted back asking how he could help to which the user replied that he could help spread awareness about the, “innocent lives …at stake.”  Both Rihanna and Howard stated that the tweets were a mistake.  However, one has to wonder if that is how they really felt or if higher ups and advisers felt that the issue was too controversial for the celebrities to comment on.

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27 Comment

  1. Who is pulling their strings that they cannot speak out against israel?

  2. It is obvious that they were ” talked to”.

  3. Instead of Rihanna and Dwight Howard picking a side in the Israeli/Palestine p!@@#$g match, why not fight for Black people.

  4. She should have tweeted about how the black jews and muslims are being treated like dogs

  5. All real Jews are black. Now do you see why the non-black jews (from Europe) are treating the blacks the way they are? Jealousy and Hatred.

  6. I am not running for office nor am I a celeb. We need to encourage peace in the region between Israel and Palestine. Too many innocent people are dying because of some evil hotheads in Government. Stop the killing and free the people.

  7. I am not running for office nor am I a celeb. We need to encourage peace in the region between Israel and Palestine. Too many innocent people are dying because of some evil hotheads in Government. Stop the killing and free the people.

  8. Pretty sad.

  9. Pretty sad.

  10. personally who gives a flyn f@#@ whatever she and they do well thats there business !!!!

  11. All that money, and still NOT free, tut..tut…tut…such a shame

  12. Aren’t people in the Middle East tired of burying their loved ones? It’s been going on since 1948. Very soon they’re going to run out of enemies on both sides, everyone will be dead.

  13. She better delete that shit and fast ! She can’t be talking about her master’s people like that! She’ll mess around and end up like they did Michael Jackson ! These so called entertainers and athletes sold their souls to these people! Why don’t y’all speak up for your own people ?!

  14. Rihanna and Howard can't tweet #Free Palestine because Jewish people write their pay checks

  15. true

  16. THESE ARE THE TYPE OF FAMOUS COWARDS I AM TALKING ABOUT, THEY AFRAID TO SPEAK HOW THEY FEEL, SCARED TO LOOSE THEIR SHORT CAREER OR THEIR MONEY.. SOMEONE TALKED TO THEM AND MADE THEM TAKE IT DOWN. AND WHY RIHANNA AND DWIGHT HOWARD NOT STANDING UP FOR AT LEAST ONE BLACK PERSON BEING KILLED OR POLICE BRUTALITY ON BLACK PEOPLE?? COWARDS COWARDS COWARDS, I DO NOT EVEN BUY RIHANNA MUSIC SCARY ASS. NO WONDER LAKERS GOT RID OF DWIGHT HOWARD

  17. THESE ARE THE TYPE OF FAMOUS COWARDS I AM TALKING ABOUT, THEY AFRAID TO SPEAK HOW THEY FEEL, SCARED TO LOOSE THEIR SHORT CAREER OR THEIR MONEY.. SOMEONE TALKED TO THEM AND MADE THEM TAKE IT DOWN. AND WHY RIHANNA AND DWIGHT HOWARD NOT STANDING UP FOR AT LEAST ONE BLACK PERSON BEING KILLED OR POLICE BRUTALITY ON BLACK PEOPLE?? COWARDS COWARDS COWARDS, I DO NOT EVEN BUY RIHANNA MUSIC SCARY ASS. NO WONDER LAKERS GOT RID OF DWIGHT HOWARD

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