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Dua Lipa spoke out against a full-page ad that ran in New York Time the Saturday accusing him and models Gigi and Bella Hadid of “anti-Semitism” for their public support for anti-occupation movements and for free Palestine amid recent violence in Gaza and East Jerusalem which has left more than 240 Palestinians dead and 12 Israelis. The ad, which was produced and paid for by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s World Values Network, featured photos of Lipa and the Hadids superimposed on an image of Hamas rockets, with a large lettering reading: “Bella, Gigi and Dua, Hamas calls for a second Holocaust. CONDEMN THEM NOW. »The text in the lower part of the ad claims that “the three mega-influencers vilified the Jewish state” by spreading “disgusting libel”. Gigi and Bella’s father is Palestinian, and Lipa is currently dating their brother, Anwar.
On Saturday, Lipa responded to the announcement in a statement posted to Twitter, writing: “I categorically reject the false and appalling allegations that have been published in New York City. Time publicity ”, and that“ the World Values Network shamelessly uses my name to advance its ugly campaign with outright lies and misrepresentation about who I am and what I stand for. I stand in solidarity with all oppressed people and reject all forms of racism. Lipa also clarifies: “I believe that everyone – Jews, Muslims and Christians – has the right to live in peace as equal citizens of a state of their choice.”