Rihanna has been known to speak on social justice issues and isn’t one to fear rhetoric on world issues from politicians.
However, does the Barbadian pop princess backtrack when a certain nation of her fans believe she is taking sides in a war? The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is getting very tense and so are fans of Rihanna after the artist has caught heat over a statement on the issue. In recent weeks, there has been increasing awareness regarding the airstrikes between Israel and Palestine as supporters of both sides have taken to social media in real-time to post updates. Rihanna surfaced on social media this evening (May 12) where she shared that she was distraught over the distressing news of innocent people dying in the crossfire.
“My heart is breaking with the violence I’m seeing displayed between Israel and Palestine!” the singer wrote in a text image shared on Instagram.
She really said “innocent israeli” and then “40 lives lost in gaza alone” is she even aware of what is going on?? TF
— Asmaa | 48 (@omaweyah) May 13, 2021
It isn't nuclear science.. there is an oppressor and there is an oppressed. There is an occupier and there is an occupied. It's obvious who isn't supposed to be there in the first place. Israel is an apartheid regime no questions asked.
— #SaveSheikhJarrah 𓂆 Wæd وعد (@rawanantarr) May 13, 2021
girlie what???? what happened to 2014 free palestine rihanna??? theres no middle stance in this situation pic.twitter.com/RXIL37WGBZ
— maria (@mariaanasr) May 13, 2021
Hey @rihanna Palestinians don’t have bomb shelters — we don’t have any protection. There is no shelter. Palestinians in Gaza have nowhere to hide and nowhere to go. Palestinians have no military, no nuclear weapons, we’re not bankrolled by billions of US dollars. Happy to discuss https://t.co/Iq3onP7wcc
— Jennine #SaveSheikhJarrah (@jennineak) May 13, 2021
read this 🤨🤨 https://t.co/Qf54wq6czI
— h (@hmebl) May 13, 2021
All innocent kids died because of israel https://t.co/hWkApSHtad
— jeoncxkes ⁷🧈 (@ikasyhrh) May 13, 2021
this celebrities choosing to be neutral and refusing to see the truth I’m disappointed on u Rihanna but not surprised pic.twitter.com/27TxS4ph85
— Bilquis⁷ (@bilquis7_) May 13, 2021
Going on over there. She wasn't defending Israel. I feel some of us are taking her statement the wrong way. You have to try to understand what she is saying. But again, I get why some people are mad and some people aren't.
— BGM👑 (@BLACKISPRECIOUS) May 13, 2021
The crazy things to me about people attacking @GalGadot & @rihanna for what they said is dumb as fuck. They’re simply saying we need peace and this need to stop but people want them to pick a side. pic.twitter.com/F9wLFqyQwa
— MA$TER WANDERER (@JaylinDailey) May 13, 2021