"I don't want blood money."
Huda Kattan has expressed solidarity with Palestine amid the state’s ongoing conflict with Israel, dividing fans.
On social media, the makeup mogul has shown her support for Palestine, outlining the humanitarian crisis.
However, this has prompted some people to call for a boycott of her makeup products.
Things culminated in Huda’s Instagram post about her 40th birthday.
Huda shared a post about celebrating her birthday at the luxurious Atlantis The Royal in Dubai.
Among the birthday wishes, one comment read:
“I don’t know if you noticed, but Israelis from all over the world love you and your products.
“With most of their money, you chose Gaza. So remember this as soon as no Israeli buys from you again, anywhere in the world. And it’s a shame because we buy a lot.
“Gaza doesn’t have money to invest in it in my opinion because they prefer to invest in weapons.
“But have a lovely day! That’s how a company’s shares drop and supporting murder is not cool.”
Not one to stay silent, Huda replied:
“I don’t want blood money.”
Some fans praised Huda Kattan for speaking about Palestine, with one comment reading:
“What’s happening in Gaza it’s not a war, it’s genocide!
“Israel doesn’t attack an army, they’re attacking unarmed civilians, women, children, old people
“Blowing up homes with their residents inside the homes, they don’t care if the homes have children, women, even people with special needs.”
Huda Kattan has frequently condemned Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory.
In May 2021, Huda Beauty published a blog titled 5 Ways You Can Support Palestine Right Now in response to the hostile escalations in the Al-Aqsa compound.
The recent conflict stemmed from Palestinian militant group Hamas launching a surprise attack on Israel, killing over 1,200 people, mostly civilians.
Israel has since retaliated.
Many celebrities showed their support for Israel but some have expressed their solidarity with Palestine.
One of those was Amir Khan, who questioned why there is silence when discussing attacks on Palestine.
In a tweet, he said: “So many people spoke up about these atrocities but as the world watches what is unfolding in Palestine, I see so many of my peers, friends and colleagues who are remaining silent.”
He went on to claim that people are “scared” to support Palestine.
However, Mia Khalifa was fired from a podcast deal and was dropped by Playboy after her tweets on the matter appeared to support the attack on Israel.