Selena Gomez signs open letter to President Biden amid Gaza crisis
Selena Gomez has reportedly joined a group of artists to write an open letter to US President Joe Biden amid the ongoing Gaza crisis. From Bella Hadid to Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lopez to Zayn Mallik, several have urged Biden to call for a cease-fire in Gaza, according to the latest report. Oxfam America and ActionAid USA reportedly support the initiative.
The open letter read: “Dear President Biden, We gather as artists and advocates, but most of all as human beings witnessing the devastating loss of life and unfolding horrors in Israel and Palestine.
We ask that, as President of the United States, you and the US Congress call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Gaza and Israel before another life is lost. More than 5,000 people have been killed in the last week and a half – a number that everyone knows is catastrophic. We believe that all life is sacred, regardless of faith or ethnicity, and we condemn the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
In addition to Selena, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid, the list of artists also includes Anoushka Shankar, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Drake, Dua Lipa, Joaquin Phoenix, Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Michael Moore and Sarah Jones. on the official website artist4ceasefire.org.
Selena extended support to Gaza days after announcing her social media hiatus. She shared: “I’m taking a break and deleting my Instagram. I’m done. I don’t support anything that’s going on.”
This comes after the Same Old Love singer was widely criticized for her response to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Selena said: “Because it breaks my heart to see all the horror, hatred, violence and terror that’s going on in the world.”
“Torturing and killing people or any display of hatred against any group is horrible,” Selena Gomez also said, adding that “ALL people” must be protected, “especially children.” “Violence needs to be stopped for good,” she went on to say, adding that her sister made her more aware of the bad sides of life in her follow-up post.