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Coldplay Slammed for 'Freedom For Palestine' Facebook Post

By Rachel X. Landes

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Coldplay fans are not happy.

(Wait, Coldplay has fans?)

The band fronted by Chris Martin has come under fire after posting a link to a “Freedom for Palestine” video by the band OneWorld on their Facebook page.

The song, which contains the controversial lyrics: “No matter your faith or your community/ this is a crime against humanity” and “Enough illegal occupation/ violence and racial segregation,” calls for people to rally in support of Palestine. As the chorus goes, “We are the people/ this is our time/ stand up, sing out/ for Palestine.”

In the Facebook post, Coldplay provided fans with a link to the “Freedom for Palestine” website with the simple message, “Some of our friends are involved in OneWorld’s new ‘Freedom for Palestine’ single.”

According to the Washington Post, the Facebook post received 12,000 comments within a day. Many of them contained promises to boycott the band, but there were also a number of endorsements of support for Palestine.

The Facebook post has since been taken down.

The song and Facebook post even reached the attention of Glenn Beck on Fox News. Beck did not hold back on his stinging criticism of the pro-Palestine movement. “Make no mistake it’s propaganda,” he said. “It’s important that we know all sides and look evil in the eye.”

As he continued his rant on the pro-Palestine movement, he was so overcome with emotion he began to weep.


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