Reality star Kim Kardashian took to her official Twitter account earlier on Friday to pray for those involved in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. At first, she tweeted, “Praying for everyone in Israel.”
Later, she tweeted, “Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!”
So basically she has been praying for all of the people on our planet — and she feels the need to apologize for that? But — if you think about it, issuing the Twitter messages and then following that up with an apology does give her more press time…
After she started receiving backlash for her tweets, she removed both of the messages. Since, she has taken to her official website to issue the following statement:
I want to own up 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 those 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 has a right to free speech and her opinion — after all, it is her Twitter account. Not everyone is always going to agree with one another, but a girl has to stay in the glaring eye of the media for as long as possible, right?