Palestinian-American models Bella Hadid and her brother Gigi Hadid and singer Dua Lipa, who also support Palestine, were accused of “condemning Israel and keeping silent on Hamas” in a one-page ad published in the New York Times. The announcement made by the organization called “World Values Network” led by American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach drew intense reactions on social networks on the grounds that it was directly targeting 3 famous people who support Palestine. Responding to the New York Times newspaper which carried the ad in their posts, users pointed out that the newspaper could not claim that it maintained its neutrality after running such an ad. In the ad, where photographs of the Hadid and Lipa brothers were included, “Bella, Gigi, Dua; Hamas calls for a second Holocaust. Condemn them immediately ”, expressions have been used.
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Dua Lipa made a statement on Twitter condemning the announcement. “The World Values Network shamelessly uses my approach to advance its ugly campaigns with outright lies and false statements about who I am and what I stand for,” the statement read. “I stand in solidarity with all oppressed people and I reject all forms of racism,” he said. Bella Hadid, in her post on her social media account in the early days of the incidents, said: “If you are an American, know that the taxes you pay have a part in these events! We pay Israel $ 3.8 billion every year. Did you know, ”he said.
The ad in the New York Times, which criticized Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and targeted Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Dua Lipa, who supported Palestine.