Alicia Keys apologises for controversial IG post amid Israel-Hamas conflict

Alicia Keys apologises for insensitive IG post amid Israel-Hamas conflict

"I pray for and stand for peace."

Alicia Keys with ponytail hairstyle
Alicia Keys with ponytail hairstyle / Instagram

Alicia Keys has issued an apology following a controversial Instagram post she shared on Monday

The singer posted a picture of herself wearing a green leather jacket with the caption, “What would you do if u weren’t afraid of anything??? Tell me your truth…”

She revealed that she has been wanting to try paragliding. 

“I’ve had my eyes on paragliding,” she wrote on Instagram. 

Following the post, some of her followers accused her of being insensitive just a few weeks after Hamas used paragliding as a form of attack at a festival in Israel. 

She was also accused of wearing colours that are found on the Palestine flag.

Alicia took to Instagram Stories to apologise.  

"The post I shared earlier was COMPLETELY unrelated in any way to the recent devastating loss of innocent lives," she wrote. 

"My heart has been breaking... I pray for and stand for peace," she concluded her post.

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Apology / Instagram Stories

Alicia's former manager, Guy Oseary, defended the singer. 

“There’s talk of an antisemitic post that my dear friend Alicia Keys had up on her Instagram,” Oseary wrote on Instagram.

“I can confirm to anyone in my ✡️ community that needs to hear it: it’s NOT true.”

“There was a specific word in her post that our community at this very painful time find very triggering, but it was absolutely not connected in any way. I spoke to Alicia and she was horrified to learn what the word implied and immediately took it down.”

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Israel is currently at war with Hamas. 

Hamas gunmen killed more than 1,400 people, including civilians and soldiers, and took 199 hostages, on October 7. This is according to Israeli authorities on CNN

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