Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez attend Gaza fundraiser by Ramy Youssef

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Cara Delavigne, Anya Taylor Joy, and Zoe Kravitz were among the celebrities who attended the event at Ramy Youssef’s comedy club in support of Gaza.

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and model Cara Delavigne after Ramy Youssef’s comedy club event in Brooklyn. (X)

After consistent appeals from Pro-Palestinian advocates, urging celebrities and social media influencers to leverage their platforms to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez attended a fundraiser for Gaza at a comedy show hosted by Ramy Youssef.

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood and music joined forces to raise funds and awareness for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza at a comedy show hosted by Ramy Youssef in Brooklyn.

The fundraiser event, which took place at Ramy Youssef’s comedy club, donated all of its proceeds to ANERA, a non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development aid to Palestinians and refugees in the Middle East.

Youssef, an Emmy-winning comedian and actor, shared a photo of the star-studded lineup on his Instagram account, with the caption: “thank you to everyone who came out to support Gaza tonight. We raised a lot of money and had a lot of laughs. Love you all.”

The event came after weeks of appeals from pro-Palestinian activists and advocates, who urged celebrities and social media influencers to use their platforms to bring attention to the plight of the people in Gaza, who have been suffering from Israeli aggression and blockade for years.

Gomez, who has more than 429 million followers on Instagram, had faced criticism for her silence on the issue, and announced that she was taking a break from social media in late October. She said that she wished she could “change the world” but a post wouldn’t do it.

Swift, who has been vocal about social and political issues in the past, also did not post anything about Gaza on her social media accounts, but showed her support by attending the fundraiser.

The event was a rare public appearance for both singers, who have been keeping a low profile amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the latest reports from the United Nations, more than 17,500 Palestinians have been killed and about 90 percent of Gaza’s 2.3 million population have been displaced by Israel’s attacks since October.

Israel’s bombardment of Gaza continue destroying homes, schools, hospitals, and infrastructure in the densely populated enclave, and cutting off its access to water, electricity, and humanitarian aid.

The international community has condemned Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire and a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

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