Singer Dua Lipa is blasting an organization that paid for a full – page ad in The New York Times that called her antisemitic for her support of Palestinians, saying it used her name ‘shamelessly’ to ‘advance thair ugly campaign with falsehoods and blatant misrepresentation’.
In the rambling ad which appeared in Saturday’s newspaper in the main section, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the head of the World Values Network, named Lipa, and the models Bella and Gigi Hadid as three ‘mega – influencers’ who have ‘accused Israel of ethnic cleansing’ and ‘vilified the Jewish State’.
Lipa took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to ‘reject the false and appalling allegations’ and said the World Values Network twisted what she stands for. ‘I sand in solidarity with all oppressed people and reject all forms of racism’, she wrote.
Tensions increased in the Mideast since May 10, when Hamas militants in Gaza fired long – range rockets toward Jerusalem. Barrage came after days of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in the Al – Aqsa Mosque compound.
A cease – fire was declared Friday. The 11 – day war left more than 250 dead – the vast majority Palestinians – and brought widespread devastation to the already improverished Hamas – ruled Gaza Strip.
Many celebrities have taken to social media to post pro – Palestinian messages, including the singer Zyan, Roger Waters, The Weekend and Mark Rufflo. Lipa is sating Anwar Hadid, Gigi and Bella’s brother.