The singer, Dua Lipa, has shared a social media post claiming that Israelis are “fake” Jews, but she then removed it after criticism.
The British celebrity shared the post, originally authored by a user called “Vinarfuso”, to her tens of millions of Instagram followers.
The post claimed in respect of the residents of Gaza that Hamas is used as a “justification as to why they don’t deserve freedom”, but that this is “hysterical” because “the United States (fake Christians in the Midwest) and Israel (fake Jewish ppl [people] in the Israeli government) created Hamas simply for all of you geniuses to believe that Hamas is the reasons for the decades worth of occupation, oppression, ethnic cleansing, and murder.”
The post went on to clarify: “To my dear Jewish friends and family, I love you all. This has nothing to do with you or religion, and all to do with justice and freedom.”
Following criticism, Dua Lipa removed the post.
Campaign Against Antisemitism continues its robust engagement with social media companies over the content that they enable to be published, and we continue to make representations to the Government in this connection.