Alicia Keys deletes Instagram post about paragliding after sparking backlash amid Israel-Hamas war

Alicia Keys deleted an Instagram post expressing her desire to paraglide after sparking backlash amid the Israel-Hamas war.

The “No One” singer posted a photo of herself wearing a motorcycle jacket and asked her followers in the caption, “Question: What would u do if you weren’t afraid of anything??? Tell me your truth…. I’ve had my eyes on paragliding…”

The caption sparked a flood of commenters to call her out for her desire to paraglide, as Hamas terrorists paraglided into an Israeli music festival and murdered hundreds of innocent people.

Keys, 42, issued an apology to her Instagram Story after deleting the controversial post.

“The post I shared 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 issued an apology to her Instagram Story, as the post had caused backlash because Hamas terrorists paraglided into Israeli territory and murdered hundreds of people in a surprise attack.
Music manager Guy Oseary, seen here, took to his own profile to defend the “No One” singer.

Famed music manager Guy Oseary also took to Instagram to defend the “If I Ain’t Got You” songstress, telling his 265,000 followers that she is in no way antisemitic.

“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,” Oseary wrote alongside a selfie with Keys.

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He explained that she meant no harm and reiterated that she isn’t antisemtic.

“I spoke to Alicia and she was horrified to learn what the word implied and immediately took it down. Alicia has always been a fighter for all human rights,” he continued.

“I’ve had a front row seat for over a decade of seeing her positive influence in the world. Her humanitarian work reflects her empathy and her heart.”

At least 1,400 people have been killed in Israel since Hamas launched its surprise attack on Oct. 7. Celebrities have been using their platforms to voice their support for Israel and denounce Hamas’ actions.

“I’ve had a front row seat for over a decade of seeing her positive influence in the world,” Oseary wrote. “Her humanitarian work reflects her empathy and her heart.”
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Israel-born actress Gal Gadot told her followers that “the world cannot sit on the fence when these horrific acts of terror are happening!”

Sara Foster posted in defense of Israel and clarified that while she isn’t Jewish, she is a “human being,” adding that her “heart hurts” for all the children who are suffering and who have been killed.