Kangana Ranaut and Rihanna's comments on Israel and Palestine aren't sitting well with the internet

Kangana Ranaut and Rihanna's comments on Israel and Palestine aren't sitting well with the internet

They might have said very different things but the end result was the same.
14 May, 2021

Kangana Ranaut woke up the other day and chose hate mongering as her tool to aggravate, but who's surprised? Her pro-Israel, Islamophobic tweets made Rihanna's wishy washy tweet about the violence in Palestine look saintly in comparison.

Let's deal with Ranaut first. She put up a series of Instagram stories addressing the issue. She also uploaded a Facebook post to complement her rant.

She announced her unhinged support for Israel, its policies and actions, declaring that "India stands with Israel" against "radical Islamic terrorists" Hamas, who are apparently the biggest threat to world peace. She claimed all Muslims stand with and support the terrorist outfit, going on and on about Islamic ideologies that we as born-and-raised Muslims have never heard in our lives.

Ranaut went on about the atrocities that Jews have faced — which is true, they've historically faced terrible crimes against humanity — but then reduced the entire matter of illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land to Muslims "sticking their legs everywhere".

Social media, which has been vigilantly monitoring the world's views on the matter, was quick to pick up on her statements. Tweets condemning Ranaut started pouring in, as people were left startled, though perhaps not surprised.

Questions were raised about Instagram, after the platform was reportedly limiting viewership on posts made in support of Palestine and Gaza. This is a complaint that's arisen across the world, and several users have come forward to call the platform out for it.

We wish we had an answer for this guy. We wish.

Pakistani actor Maya Ali also took note of Ranaut's statements. She said she feels sorry for her Indian colleague and hoped Ranaut gets well soon. We're not sure if she will ever be cured of the illness of hate she suffers from, though.

Actor Muneeb Butt, however, had a mouthful to say. He refused to be school by "Modi, RSS and the right-wing activists inspired by the worst Nazi regime", claiming she's doing nothing but speaking on their behalf. "I wonder how much she's being paid by BJP government to distract their people from Covid disaster," he added. His advice was Ranaut fires her PR team.

Rihanna refuses to address the nuances of the Palestinian crisis

Eight-time Grammy winner Rihanna took to Instagram, saying, "My heart is breaking with the violence I'm seeing displayed between Israel and Palestine." Rejecting the nuance of the crisis, she regretted that "innocent Israeli and Palestinian children are hiding in bomb shelters," calling for some kind of resolution.

The problem people found in her tweet was that it didn't address the inequality of suffering between the two sides. Palestinian children and Israeli children do not face the same threats, their struggles don't even come close, and there is no balance in the loss and despair on either side of whatever's remaining of a border.

Her tweet also did not address how Israeli forces are armed to the teeth, with cutting edge military technology, while Palestinian bombs are essentially rocks and stones, falling clumsily after striking Israeli tanks.

Here's a quick overview of the public sentiment on Rihanna's remarks.

"Palestinians don’t have bomb shelters," this user reminded Rihanna. "Palestinians have no military, no nuclear weapons, we’re not bankrolled by billions of US dollars," she went on.

The ongoing crisis, and the discussions around it, have reminded us that a big part of addressing and resolving conflicts is how we view them. Especially in the world of today, where only united action can solve (and create) problems of such magnitude, we have been reminded how important it is to view the problems as they are. No issues will be resolved when people pander to the aggressors in the hopes of not offending them.


chowkidar May 14, 2021 06:11pm
Truth hurts!
FAZ May 14, 2021 06:30pm
I thought her account was suspended
T-man May 14, 2021 08:07pm
Who is Kangana?
laxman May 14, 2021 10:06pm
Kangana reflects the sentiments of 95% of Indians
Imran May 14, 2021 11:13pm
Kangana is what normal respectful human beings would term insignificant.
Changez Khan May 15, 2021 12:43am
Kangana always makes controversial statements to get attention from others, otherwise she is usually ignored, nobody cares about her words.
South Asian May 15, 2021 01:02am
Say no to terrorism.
The truth May 15, 2021 01:46am
Kangana Ranaut is telling it as it is. Every country has the right to defend itself against terrorism.
Aftab May 15, 2021 02:02am
The same Rihana was apple of Pakistani eyes when she tweeted against Narendra Modi at the tune of farmers protest in India.
John Cool May 15, 2021 02:13am
If Palestinians don't have bombs then who fired those Iranian missiles.
Ajay Dutt May 15, 2021 06:02am
What a tragedy that so many fail to see her point.
HumanA May 15, 2021 06:55am
Imagine what Muslims in India have to live through every day.
R.K.Dubey May 15, 2021 08:01am
Kangana is telling the truth to the world.
Irfan Abbasi May 15, 2021 09:01am
@The truth And every people don't have the right to defend themselves against state terrorism.
Shankar May 15, 2021 10:03am
Kangana is absolutely right.
Shankar May 15, 2021 10:04am
Kangana is not blaming to any religion just expressing her views towards terrorism.
Amir Shah May 15, 2021 10:07am
@laxman no body cares about her and the other 95% Indians who agree with her.
Adeel May 15, 2021 10:32am
@laxman and that is pathetic
Elegant Liberal May 15, 2021 10:34am
@laxman which sentiment??? Of course not of wisdome....
Aamir May 15, 2021 11:18am
@South Asian you mean Say No to Israel? Can't agree more.
Tariq May 15, 2021 11:57am
Anyone statement and views are their own and should treated in the same manner. Definitely nobody can force anyone about their views and reserve right to react.
ABE May 15, 2021 12:10pm
Every one is entitled to their own opinion. But no one is entitled to their own facts. 90% of the World is Pro-Palestine. That in itself means a lot for the struggle.
point of view May 15, 2021 12:47pm
If hamas targets Israelis with rockets, is fine to Muslims and if Israel reply then it is against humanity.
Cyrus Khan May 15, 2021 03:04pm
@FAZ her twitter was banned but still available at other platforms.
Imran May 15, 2021 05:18pm
Ok so when the Colonial English occupied and took over India that was fine? Indians jumping on the band wagon to defend crass comments by a actress looking for cheap PR - and by PR i mean Pure Rubbish.
Ravin May 16, 2021 06:24am
Kangana is 100% right
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad May 16, 2021 03:18pm
An attempt in futility to stay afloat, look busy, get counted, rally support and remain in the powerful multimedia limelight.
Today May 16, 2021 05:08pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad you mean all those who replied KR, certainly look jobless atm.
Saji malik May 17, 2021 12:00pm
We speak about humanity and here kangna spreading terrorism through media by talking on religion only..she never leaves a stone unturned when attacking religion.. shes a cancer to humanity.. Rihanna another stupid ignorant lady..her hypocritical replies proves shes supporting violence towards humanity..
masaud May 19, 2021 05:39pm
Basically she is an attention seeker.
Harambe May 19, 2021 07:18pm
@Imran:And your significance is ?