Photo: gettyimages
Photo: gettyimages

Madonna draws controversy on Instagram

In instagram post promoting her new album, American singer sparks controversy with image of Jewish, Arab men nearly kissing.

Madonna has stirred up controversy after posting a photo of a Palestinian man and a Hasidic Jewish man apparently mid-kiss on Instagram.



The photo, which was posted on Sunday, has already garnered upwards of 70,000 likes in just over 24 hours. It features a Jewish man with side curls wearing a large white knitted skullcap typical of the Breslover Hasidic movement, in addition to an Arab man wearing a keffiyeh. The two appear to be leaning in for a kiss.


The photo of a Jewish and Arab man nearly kissing.
The photo of a Jewish and Arab man nearly kissing.


"This image is . ❤#rebelhearts," the caption of the photo reads, referring to Madonna's latest pop album.


"I see two men one Muslim perhaps and one Jewish together sharing a moment of peace. Can’t we just all get along without discussing religious beliefs?" one of the Instagram comments under the photo reads.


Another wrote: "I don’t understand all the ppl here say it’s not possible I’m Jewish from Israel my boyfriend is Arab Muslim and we live together for 3 years now!"


Many others responded quite negatively to the image, with some posting racist slurs both against Jews and Arabs.


פרסום ראשון: 05.19.15, 13:23
 new comment
This will delete your current comment