Selena Gómez has joined a group of artists that had decided to write an open leter to the United States president, Joe Biden, asking for him to act on the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel. The principal idea is ask the president to call the ceasefire on the Gaza region.
The initiative has stand out and is reportedly supported by organizations like Oxfam America and ActionAid USA.
The artists has also open a web page (https://www.artists4ceasefire.org/ ) where they has published the letter and all the names that signed it. On the lists we can read names like Jennifer López, Gigi Hadid, Kristen Stewart, Joaquin Phoenix or Dua Lipa.
This action cames after Selena reported to left her social media for a time after the conflict started. She published an Instagram story with a text. On it she adits to take this decision “Because my heart breaks to see all the horror, hate, violence and terror that’s going on in the world.”
She also asked for ceasefire and protection, mostly for the children.
After that post her fans supported through her decision but also some people rejected it on the social media. On plataforms like X, better known as twitter, some users accused her to not do anything to help and to want to have her image clean.
On the other side, the Selena Gomez’s makeup brand, Rare Beauty, announced that they will be donating to provide medical care and resources amid the ‘humanitarian crisis in Gaza.’
It is clear that the “Revival“ singer has moved her position and plataforms to try to help, but now, united with artists such as Zayn Malik or Jenna Ortega, the message and the help will go further long.
The letter that they all signed for Joe Biden:
“Dear President Biden,
We come together as artists and advocates, but most importantly as human beings witnessing the devastating loss of lives and unfolding horrors in Israel and Palestine.
We ask that, as President of the United States, you and the US Congress call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Gaza and Israel before another life is lost. More than 5,000 people have been killed in the last week and a half – a number anyone of conscience knows is catastrophic. We believe all life is sacred, no matter faith or ethnicity and we condemn the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
We urge your administration, Congress, and all world leaders, to honor all of the lives in the Holy Land and call for and facilitate a ceasefire without delay – an end to the bombing of Gaza, and the safe release of hostages. Half of Gaza’s two million residents are children, and more than two thirds are refugees and their descendants being forced to flee their homes. Humanitarian aid must be allowed to reach them.
We believe that the United States can play a vital diplomatic role in ending the suffering and we are adding our voices to those from the US Congress, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, The International Committee of The Red Cross, and so many others. Saving lives is a moral imperative. To echo UNICEF, “Compassion — and international law — must prevail.”
As of writing this more than 6,000 bombs have been dropped on Gaza in the last 12 days – resulting in one child being killed every 15 minutes.
“Children and families in Gaza have practically run out of food, water, electricity, medicine and safe access to hospitals, following days of air strikes and cuts to all supply routes. Gaza’s sole power plant ran out of fuel Wednesday afternoon, shutting down electricity , water and wastewater treatment. Most residents can no longer get drinking water from service providers or household water through pipelines…. The humanitarian situation has reached lethal lows, and yet all reports point to further attacks. Compassion — and international law — must prevail.” – UNICEF spokesperson James Elder
Beyond our pain and mourning for all of the people there and their loved ones around the world we are motivated by an unbending will to stand for our common humanity. We stand for freedom, justice, dignity and peace for all people – and a deep desire to stop more bloodshed.
We refuse to tell future generations the story of our silence, that we stood by and did nothing. As Emergency Relief Chief Martin Griffiths told UN News, “History is watching.”
CREDITS: Text by Gabriel Sánchez