Zayn Malik, one fifth of mega band, One Direction, made headlines last night after tweeting #Free Palestine to his 13 million followers. The Muslim-raised singer, usually quiet on the social media front, tweeted his support on the eve of Eid, which marks the end of a month long fast of Ramadan.
Malik’s tweet was retweeted over 150 thousand times and was met with both positive and negative responses from all over the internet. Several celebrities have tweeted their support for Palestine in the past few weeks, only to have it taken down within minutes. As of time of press, his tweet still remains.