Justin Timberlake Under Fire After Posting Photo at Western Wall in Jerusalem
Justin Timberlake is under fire from Palestinian fans after posting a picture of himself praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and referring to “Israel” in the accompanying caption.
The pop star visited the holy site before a concert in Tel Aviv and shared an image (see right and below). He wrote, “The Holy Land… What an experience. I will never forget this day. #Israel.”
That last part upset a number of Timberlake’s Instagram followers. “Correction : you are in Palestine not israel #disapointed,” wrote one person. Another detractor commented, “It’s palastine not f*ckin israel.” “Dude stfu sh*t like this makes me wanna change the song when your music comes on,” said another. Timberlake had his defenders, too. “Welcome to #israel justin, so glad u came, have fun!!!” declared one admirer. Another person wrote, “I can’t seem to find Palestine on the globe. #Israel.”
Check out a larger version of the pic below — what do you think about Timberlake’s visit?