Rihanna backtracks from foray into global politics
Rihanna has joined the debate on the deadly Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but only for a mere eight minutes.
The pop artist tweeted the hashtag #FreePalestine, but within eight minutes the tweet had been deleted from her Twitter feed.
Deleted after 8 minutes: Rihanna's #FreePalestine tweet.
Though not before the tweet had been retweeted almost 7000 times.
Since deleting the initial tweet, Rihanna has shared a less-polarizing perspective.
Rihanna is not the only celebrity to have been caught tweeting and deleting a #FreePalestine tweet.
American NBA star, Dwight Howard posted the same tweet in response to a fan who shared pictures of Gaza with him.
His tweet was deleted shortly after it was posted and it was followed up with a series of tweets, withdrawing him from the debate.
previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will.— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) July 12, 2014
Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks also found himself retracting a post on Instagram, which read "pray for Palestine."