Kardashian gets death threats over tweet

Indo Asian News Service
Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is said to have received death threats following a pro−Israel message on her Twitter page.

"Praying for everyone in Israel," Kardashian tweeted after Hamas militants launched a rocket attack on Jerusalem.

But the 31−year−old beauty was forced to delete the words of support after a barrage of criticism from her 17 million followers, reports thesun.co.uk.

"You are a disgrace to your people and your ancestors," a follower tweeted, referring to her Armenian origin.

Another wrote: "People like you are the reason I want to die. Palestine."

Others tweeted, "Die in Hell" and "Kill yourself", leaving Kardashian terrified.

In a hasty follow−up tweet, she posted: "And praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world."

Later, she deleted both tweets and released a statement via her own website.

She wrote: "I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realised that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologise."

"I should have pointed out my intentions behind these tweets when I posted them. The fact is that regardless of religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent people involved who didn't choose this, and I pray for all of them and also for a resolution."

"I also pray for all the other people around the world who are caught in similar crossfires," she added.

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