Many Malaysians were left devastated when the news of the Israeli Zionist regime’s attacks on Palestine made headlines over the past few days. The ongoing conflict between the two countries has claimed the lives of so many innocent people.
In response, a number of local celebs recently took to their respective social media accounts to express their full support to fellow Muslims in Palestine, apart from spreading awareness about the current situation. However, many of them also couldn’t avoid getting into trouble for voicing their stance with the country. Here’s what these 5 stars have gotten into so far:
1. Sweet Qismina
The actress revealed that she has lost a massive amount of followers on her Instagram after she shared about the suffering of Palestinians on her social media. “I know it’s bad for my work (it’s important for me actually), but will that make me stop from posting it? Nope,” Sweet wrote.
In another social media update, the “Hikayat Putera Syazlan” actress also shared some tips and tricks on enabling Two-Factor Authentication on Instagram, apart from reminding her followers to always be more careful in case their social media accounts are hacked.
2. Heliza Helmi
The former “Akademi Fantasia” informed that she received a warning from Instagram. Plus, some of her posts were taken down as it were deemed “too violent and dangerous”. Heliza remarked, “Collecting donations and also speaking the truth, is it also violence? I can’t even do IG Live. Y’all are scared, is it? No problem, because Allah is here.”
Seemingly undaunted by this, Heliza then revealed that she has her own way to prevent her social media from being blocked, such as by using the “F” word in addition to words that are vague and difficult for Instagram to detect.
3. Izara Aishah
As for Izara Aishah, it’s a different case. The Johor-born celeb shared that she felt “weird” for posting content unrelated to what’s been happening in Palestine on her social media pages. Still, she had to do so due to her long-agreed posting commitments.
“I feel so helpless. Doa (praying), donating and spreading awareness doesn’t seem enough for me,” the “Vanila Coklat” actress added in another Twitter update. Scrolling through the replies, many fans pointed out that they also felt the same way as her. Others also left words of encouragement for her to always share her prayers for the country.
4. Aliff Syukri
The cosmetics millionaire recently shared a video of him jamming to the song “Jalebi Baby” on his Instagram. At the beginning of the video, Aliff used the Palestinian flag emoji, but in the next scene he appeared to had switched it to the Sudanese flag emoji.
The IG post was met with various reactions from netizens who were amused by the entrepreneur’s antics. There were also others who slammed the “Lala Raya” singer despite his efforts in raising awareness about the current situation. Some of his followers who reprimanded him include his own mother, Bonda Rozita Ibrahim.
5. Yatt Hamzah
The former actress revealed that she had received death threats for vocally expressing her support towards the people at Palestine. Other than that, Yatt (full name Haryati Hamzah) also said that her Instagram and Facebook accounts had been blocked, hacked and her followers on social media were also removed numerous times.
“I’m not scared, because my small fight is only for my religion, for the sake of Allah. My name is Yatt Hamzah, I’m from Malaysia and we strongly stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine,” the 41-year-old wrote on her Instagram, @yatthamzah_suci.
As we stand together to #FreePalestine, we really hope that fellow Malaysians out there will be careful in airing their opinions to avoid any unwanted repercussion.