Kylie Jenner faced criticism on social media after posting and then deleting a photo on Instagram showing her support for Israel following a Hamas attack that resulted in casualties. The Instagram Story post, which featured the Israeli flag and read, “Now and always, we stand with the people of Israel!”, was shared from the pro-Israel account @StandWithUs.
Jenner deleted the post within an hour after facing backlash from some of her Instagram followers who expressed support for Palestine and criticized her for getting involved in political matters. The controversy also spilled over to Twitter, with some users questioning her knowledge and motivations for posting about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Some speculated that the post might have caused tension between Jenner and supermodel Bella Hadid, a longtime supporter of Palestinian rights, given Hadid’s Palestinian heritage.
The controversy arose amid a surge in violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Hamas launching a major attack on Israel, resulting in significant casualties and destruction.