One Direction Star Zayn Malik Tweets #FreePalestine, Gets Death Threats

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One Direction star Zayn Malik has just learned that even belonging to the most beloved boy band today won’t shield him from hatred online. The 21-year-old British singer was bombarded with hate messages and death threats after tweeting the hashtag “FreePalestine.”

Zayn, a Muslim, found himself at the centre of the Israel-Palestine conflict after making his opinion known to his 13 million followers.

His tweet was retweeted over 184,000 times and favourited over 185,000 times. His opinion was met with negativity, though. His pro-Israel fans have expressed their disappointment at the young singer, telling him that he has let them down.

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