Press Trust of India
November 17, 2012 13:30 IST
Kim Kardashian faced a barrage of negative responses from some of her 17 million followers
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian
was forced to delete a tweet in support of Israel after she
received dozens of anti-Semitic tweets and death threats.
After Hamas militants launched a rocket attack on
Jerusalem in response to Israel's killing of the Hamas
military chief, the 31-year-old took to her Twitter account
and posted, "Praying for everyone in Israel."
Kardashian soon faced a barrage of negative responses
from some of her 17 million followers, the Hollywood Reporter
"You are a disgrace to your people and your ancestors,"
a follower tweeted, referring to her Armenian origin.
"People like you are the reason I want to die Palestine,"
Others tweeted, "Kill yourself", "Die in Hell," I will
pray you will die kim."
"Further enhancing your reputation as a dumb porn star."
Within minutes, Kardashian followed it up with a tweet
reading, "And praying for everyone in Palestine and across the
The socialite immediately took down the tweets and
released a statement on her website about the situation.
"I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I
sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in
Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I
decided to take down the tweets because I realized that some
people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I
apologize," Kim said.
"I should have pointed out my intentions behind these
tweets when I posted them. The fact is that regardless of
religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent
people involved who didn't choose this, and I pray for all of
them and also for a resolution. I also pray for all the other
people around the world who are caught in similar crossfires,"