Dua Lipa is blasting an ad in the New York Times that called her antisemitic for her support of Palestinians.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s World Values Network paid the newspaper for a full-page ad that appeared in Saturday’s main section of the paper.
The rambling ad referred to Lipa as well as Gigi and Bella Hadid as “mega-influencers” who have “accused Israel of ethnic cleansing”. It further accused them of “vilifying the Jewish state.”
Dua Lipa, who is dating Gigi and Bella’s younger brother Anwar Hadid, is a native of London with Muslim heritage.
The ad also featured massive images of the singer and the Hadids, who have both Dutch and Palestinian heritage. “Condemn them now,” it said in bold letters.
World Values Network expressed similar sentiments on its website, calling Dua Lip and the Hadids antisemitic.
Dua Lipa fires back after being called antisemitic
Dua Lipa responded to the ad via social media, slamming the network for misconstruing her stance and wrongfully accusing her of being antisemitic. “I utterly reject the false and appalling allegations that were published in the New York Times advertisement,” her post began.
“The World Values Network are shamelessly using my name to advance their ugly campaign with falsehoods and blatant misrepresentations of who I am and what I stand for,” she further wrote. “I stand in solidarity with all oppressed people and reject all forms of racism.”
Lipa even shared a post on her Instagram Stories to further clarify her stance.
The Don’t Start Now singer has been muted in her criticism of the happenings of the past few days. However, Gigi and Bella Hadid have been extremely vocal in their support of Palestine, their father’s homeland.
Bella even participated in a protest march at Bay Ridge to support Palestine.
There were rumors that top brands like Dior had canceled their contract with the supermodel. However, Gigi quelled the rumors on her Instagram yesterday. She shared a post from Diet Prada on her story to make it known that Dior had taken no such step.