FACT CHECK: Did Adele Carry A Palestinian Flag At Her Recent Concert
A video shared on social media purportedly shows Adele carrying a Palestinian flag in support of Gaza at a recent concert.
View this post on Instagram
The claim is inaccurate. The flag was for Mexico.
Recent reports for The New York Times indicate that the Israeli government received Hamas’ plans for the Oct. 7 attack more than a year in advance, CNN reported. The plans were dismissed as too complex for Hamas to execute and the documents revealed did not specify a date for the attack but did outline the methods that would be used.
The Instagram post purports Adele held a Palestinian flag during a performance. In the video Adele can be seen walking around the audience receiving gifts from the audience. One item that can be seen is a flag featuring green and white.
The text overly reads, “She stand with…” and shows a graphic of the Palestinian flag.
The claim is inaccurate. A different video from the same event makes it clear that it is a Mexican flag. Furthermore, the video predates the Oct. 7 attack on Israel that sparked the recent Hamas-Israeli conflict in Gaza. The video was posted to YouTube on Sept. 30, 2023.
@adelelaurieadkins_br adele-when we were Young #weekendwithadele #adele #foryou #fy #adele19 #adele21 #adele25 #adele30 #whenwewereyounger ♬ som original – adele
Many musicians and actors have signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to push for a ceasefire in Gaza. NPR reported that actresses Cate Blanchett, America Ferrara and others have signed The Artists4CeaseFire letter. (RELATED: Did Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy Suspend A Player For Kneeling During Anthem?)
This is not the first piece of misinformation that has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that the coach of the New York Jets wore a flag in support of a terrorist organization.
Note: Check Your Fact is working to debunk false and misleading claims from the recent event. Please send tips to [email protected].