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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Selena Gomez Loses a Million Followers Amidst Blackout Movement

Amid the Blackout 2024 movement, Selena Gomez and other celebrities face backlash and lose followers on social media for their silence on the Palestinian issue, highlighting the power of social media in holding influencers accountable.

American actress and singer Selena Gomez has faced a significant decline in her social media following, losing one million followers on Instagram and 100,000 on X, amidst the ‘Blackout 2024’ movement. This movement, gaining momentum on social media platforms, aims to hold celebrities accountable for their silence regarding the ongoing Israeli attacks in Gaza.

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The ‘Blackout 2024’ movement has put numerous high-profile celebrities under scrutiny, including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner, Alia Bhatt, Zendaya, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, and others. Criticism has been directed towards these individuals for their perceived prioritization of glamorous lifestyles over speaking out against injustice, especially evident after their attendance at the Met Gala 2024, where they remained silent on the Palestinian issue.

Social media’s influence has played a pivotal role in amplifying the ‘Blackout 2024’ movement, with users highlighting the hypocrisy of celebrities and influencers. This scrutiny has led to a substantial decrease in follower counts for many celebrities, underscoring the power of social media in holding public figures accountable for their actions and silence in the face of global crises.