One Direction member Zayn Malik received both praise and death threats when he weighed in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a pro-Palestinian tweet Sunday night:
â€” zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) July 28, 2014
The British boy band member, who is Muslim and whose father is of Pakistani descent, got mixed reactions to the tweet, but it appears most fans on Twitter who responded were supportive of the #FreePalestine tweet.
But at least one user told Malik to “kill yourself”:
@zaynmalik kill yourself .
â€” FREE ISRAEL BITCH. (@adi_baruchSWAG) July 28, 2014
Other Directioners said Malik’s tweet wasn’t as offensive as some perceived, and showed their support for the singer.
â€” Abdul (@Abdul_AZ) July 28, 2014
â€” Amar Rashid (@IAMGAFFA) July 28, 2014
â€” aafaq butt (@aafaq786) July 28, 2014