Zayn and Liam in Cincinnati, Ohio (17.6.2013)
All he did was tweet the hashtag #FreePalestine. But that support means more than anything else in the world. He sees what’s going on. He sees the massacre and he knows he has a platform and he used it to speak up for what he knows is wrong. He knows that celebrities get HELL for showing even a semblance of support for Palestine because the world is so set on being against them. He KNOWS that he, like so many others will be deemed “anti-semitic” even though he’s said nothing about Judaism because suddenly being against the slaughter of innocent people means you’re against Judaism (which isn’t true by any means). He hates drama but he had the courage to type those words and accept what drama it may bring him. He KNOWS that Simon Cowell who formed his band and owns his record label gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Israeli Army and that there will probably be repercussions for him. Yet he still chose to type the words and press “Tweet”. I’m tearing up just writing this because I don’t think I’ve EVER been more proud of anyone. I’m so happy that he’s the type of idol I’ve chosen to support. He’s so brave and I’ll never forget this.