‘Levitating’ singer Dua Lipa saw her name rise to the top of headlines after the World Values Network took out a full-page ad in Saturday’s issue of ‘The New York Times‘ (May 22) to blast the GRAMMY winner for alleged antisemitism.
Via the ad lifted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Lipa – alongside models Bella and Gigi Hadid (sisters of Lipa’s boyfriend Anwar Hadid) – were accused of vilifying the Jewish state as Israel and Gaza have dominated news cycles for nearly 2 weeks with reports of fighting & bombings that have left a reported 240 people dead.
Look inside to see the ad and Dua’s response:
this full page ad published in the NYT today??? pic.twitter.com/NGtygtEinD
— Matthew (@matthewduchesne) May 22, 2021
Once the print began making its rounds, it landed on the desk of Lipa who took to Twitter to say:
“I utterly reject the false and appalling allegations that were published today in The New York Times advertisement taken out by the World Values Network. This is the price you pay for defending Palestinian human rights against an Israeli government whose actions in Palestine both Human Rights Watch and the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem accuse of persecution and discrimination. I take this stance because I believe that everyone — Jews, Muslims and Christians — have the right to live in peace as equal citizens of a state they choose. The World Values Network are shamelessly using my name to advance their ugly campaign with falsehoods and blatant misrepresentation of who I am and what I stand for. I stand in solidarity with all oppressed people and reject all forms of racism.”
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) May 22, 2021