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One Direction star Zayn Malik in Palestine tweet backlash

By PA Reporter

One Direction singer Zayn Malik has received a backlash of abusive messages after he posted a Twitter message in support of Palestine. Malik, who was brought up a Muslim, posted the hashtag #freePalestine to his 13 million followers yesterday, and it has already been shared more than 140,000 times.

Among the abusive responses on the micro-blogging site were messages telling him to "go kill yourself" while others called him "ignorant" and accused him of supporting terrorists. But other users praised him for the comment, provoking a heated debate among his fans.

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