For better or worse, when Rihanna tweets, people pay attention. She has 36.4 million Twitter followers, after all. Her #FreePalestine tweet this morning and subsequent deletion of that tweet is getting a lot of attention from supporters and critics alike:
— Harvey Specter (@justjaveria) July 15, 2014
Rihanna had balls for tweeting the damn tweet in the first place the fact it was deleted to be fair in that respect is actually irrelevant
— HOTWUKBLING (@GwaanJonathan) July 15, 2014
As Twitchy reported, Houston Rocket Dwight Howard tweeted and then deleted the #FreePalestine hashtag on Saturday. He apologized and called it a mistake.
No apology from Rihanna as yet.
A source tells TMZ that the tweet was accidental:
One source connected to the situation tells TMZ, “She deleted it because it was never meant to be tweeted,” adding, “She didn’t even realize it was a tweet until she started hearing from her fans.”
The source says Rihanna was reading about the Middle East conflict online when she clicked a link. The next thing she knew … her fans were asking her why she was pro-Palestine.
That’s not how Twitter works, but whatever.