Kim Kardashian has apologized to her fans after commenting about the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict on her Twitter page. The reality TV diva, who tweeted Friday to her 16.6 million followers that she was “praying for everyone in Israel,” was forced to delete her posts and later took to her blog to issue a public apology.
The 31-year-old socialite was forced to delete a tweet in support of Israel after she received dozens of death threats from angry fans on the social networking site.
After Hamas militants launched rockets aimed at Jerusalem, Kim took to her Twitter account and posted, “Praying for everyone in Israel.” Soon after, the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star faced a barrage of furious responses as well as death threats from Twitter users.
Within minutes of the initial criticism, Kim backtracked and added, “Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!” However, that did not stop the flood of harsh remarks from offended followers.
“You are a disgrace to your people and your ancestors,” a follower tweeted, referring to the star’s Armenian origin, according to a. Another said, “People like you are the reason I want to die Palestine.”
Other followers tweeted, “Kill yourself”, “Die in Hell”, “I will pray you will die kim” and “Further enhancing your reputation as a dumb porn star.”
Kim Kardashian then took to her blog later on Friday to address the controversy in a post entitled “A Message To You Guys.”
She wrote, “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.”
Kim Kardashian explained that her prayers were meant for all Palestinians and Israelis, regardless of their religion or political beliefs.
She continued, “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 didn’t 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,” she concluded.
Meanwhile, there were some people who supported Kim on the micro blogging site. Russell Simmons tweeted, “There is no need to apologize. Ur intention to promote love to ur 16m followers is much appreciated.”