Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian decided to comment on the continued problems in the Middle East. She’s not typically one to sound off on world affairs, but given the high profile nature of the conflict, she decided to send out a short tweet of support for those in Israel. Here’s a look at her actual comment…
”Praying for everyone in Israel.”
That might sound completely harmless both in its simplicity and its subject matter, but not surprisingly, supporters of Palestine vehemently objected to what they perceived was her taking a side in the fighting. To try and even things out and right the ship, Kim later issued a follow-up tweet saying she was praying for Palestinians, as well, but her public relations backtrack did nothing to stop the angry stream.
Eventually, Kim decided to delete both of the original “praying for” comments, and she later released a statement trying to clarify exactly what happened. Here’s a look at the actual statement posted on her blog…
”I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realized that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologize. I should have pointed out my intentions behind these tweets when I posted them. The fact is that regardless of religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent people involved who didnt choose this, and I pray for all of them and also for a resolution. I also pray for all the other people around the world who are caught in similar crossfires.”
On the one hand, it’s easy to chastise Kim for sticking her nose where it didn’t really belong. She should have known how fiercely divided people are over the Israel/ Palestinian conflict, and she should have just stayed the hell away if she couldn’t take people bitching at her. On the other hand, it seems positively ridiculus that someone should be made to apologize for simply saying she was praying for a group of people.
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