Conversations on social media about Israel and Gaza are changing. But why do so many celebrities choose to remain silent about it? And why do those who do this later decide to remove their posts?
Model Bella Hadid was more vocal about her views on the issue than most and attended pro-Palestinian protests. But when Israel tweeted her from her official account, indicating that she was calling for getting rid of the Jewish state, some of her posts were deleted. She vehemently denies her wishes for any harm to the Jewish people.
It’s a complex topic to navigate, and with language choice important, BBC Monitoring Tala Halawa explores the impact of celebrity speaking.