Justin Bieber sparks controversy with wrong image in Israel support post

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Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber inadvertently stirred controversy through an Instagram post meant to extend his support to Israel but mistakenly used an image of the war-torn region in Palestine. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, which has resulted in countless injuries and deaths, has drawn global attention, with many celebrities weighing in.

The sensitivity and complexity surrounding this issue cannot be underestimated, with no clear-cut villains or heroes. What is clear, however, is that innocent people are suffering as a result of this war.

This is the context in which several high-profile figures, including Bieber, who boasts over 293 million followers on Instagram, have chosen to express their views. While some celebrities approach this delicate issue with caution, others appear less mindful.

In an Instagram story, Bieber posted an image of a devastated landscape overlaid with the text “praying for Israel.” The catch? The ruins in the picture were in Gaza, a Palestinian territory ravaged by Israeli airstrikes.

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Bieber quickly deleted the misleading photo, replacing it with a generic background while maintaining the message, “praying for Israel.” But the damage was already done.

Some netizens were displeased, accusing Bieber of being insensitive to the unfolding events and ignorant of the location depicted in the image.

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Justin Bieber stirs controversy following his posts on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The image shows his before and after post alteration on Instagram. Photo by KhaoSod.

In response, Bieber took to Instagram to clarify his position. He asserted that he did not intend to offend either the Palestinians or the Israelis. He expressed his solidarity with all families affected by the ongoing conflict, reported KhaoSod.

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