Alicia Keys is facing widespread skepticism after denying that her recent Instagram post about paragliding was pro-Hamas.
On Monday, Alicia Keys posted a photo of herself wearing an outfit that was predominantly green and white — colors of the Hamas flag — with a caption in which she bizarrely expressed a desire to pursue paragliding, which was a mode of attack used by Hamas terrorists during their bloody rampage last week.
Alicia Keys posted this pro-Hamas filth on Instagram, even going so far as to say she’s interested in paragliding (like Hamas paraglided into the concert and towns were they raped and killed over 1,000 civilians). Hamas colors. Read her caption under her picture.@StopAntisemites pic.twitter.com/u7UFg3Pgll
— Benjamin B@dejo (@benjamin_bdj) October 16, 2023
The singer has claimed it was all just a coincidence.
“The post I shared was COMPLETELY unrelated in any way to the recent devastating loss of innocent lives,” Keys later wrote on her Instagram stories on Monday, after deleting the original post. “My heart has been breaking …. I pray for and stand for peace.”
Her explanation is striking some prominent commenters as difficult to believe, considering the oddly specific reference to paragliding just days after the attacks.
Now she claims she wasn’t making a reference to the attack on Israel. She just happened to be wearing Palestinian colors and randomly posting in 2 diff’t places about paragliding a week after Hamas murdered 1300 Israelis using paragliders. She thinks we’re fools.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 17, 2023
Glad to see Alicia Keys admit that her post this week wearing the same colors as the Palestinian flag and talking about hang gliding was a complete coincidence!
I mean, honestly, who hasn’t made this mistake? pic.twitter.com/OZASRKB9WD
— Jason Curtis Anderson (@JCAndersonNYC) October 17, 2023
So first, Alicia Keys posts (while wearing Hamas colors green and black) that “I’ve had my eyes on paragliding” (something clearly associated with the Hamas attack on Israel). Then she posts that the two things are “COMPLETELY unrelated.” really? As Biden says: C’mon man! pic.twitter.com/n8dddmzOxJ
— Houman David Hemmati, MD, PhD (@houmanhemmati) October 17, 2023
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 17, 2023
Some online commenters noted that Keys posted a video of Linda Sarsour — the rabidly anti-Semitic activist — just days earlier.
— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) October 17, 2023
Key’s manager Guy Oseary defended his client in an Instagram post Monday.
“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,” he said. I spoke to Alicia and she was horrified to learn what the word implied and immediately took it down.”
Key’s husband Swizz Beatz claimed in comment on Oseary’s post that his wife’s reference to paragliding was due to their California home being close to a paragliding school.
“We have a school outside of our home and that’s what she was talking about getting rid of her [fear] of heights . I wish peace and love ,” he wrote.
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