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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Announces Support For Humanitarian Relief in Gaza & Israel

Rare Beauty, the makeup company founded by Selena Gomez, has announced it will be making donations to support humanitarian efforts in both Gaza and Israel.

In a lengthy statement posted to Instagram on Tuesday (November 7, AEST), a message reads: “We are devastated by the images & reports coming from the Middle East. Thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes & millions of civilians have been displaced & left without access to food, water, medicine, or basic necessities for survival. A large number of these victims are children. Palestinian civilians must be protected, period.”

The message continues, acknowledging Israeli victims too: “We remain heartbroken by the horrible terror attack against innocent civilians in Israel on October 7th, many of them also children. There is no situation where attacks on civilians are acceptable. We strongly denounce any & all forms of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.”

 

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While the statement does not disclose the amounts being donated, it does share which organisations Rare Beauty will give to: “We urge everyone to support humanitarian organisations working tirelessly to provide aid & relief to those in need. Every bit of help can make a difference. Rare Beauty will be making donations to the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies – Magen David Adom, & Palestinian Red Crescent Society – who are providing urgent care on the ground. We will also be donating to UNICEF to help get urgent medical relief & resources to the children of Gaza.”

The statement also addressed the importance of treating each other with kindness and keeping on top of mental health, a topic close to Selena’s heart:

“The DNA of our company is rooted in inclusivity. Our company is diverse & employs individuals from various backgrounds including race, creed, sexuality, gender identity, & religion – many of whom have been directly impacted by the recent violence. We also recognise that our community is made up of many different backgrounds who are also affected by the recent violence, so we ask that everyone please treat each other with kindness & compassion during these times.”

Selena, who is the co-founder of mental health platform Wondermind, regularly speaks up about using her platform and company to support mental wellness too.

“As a company that aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, we understand that in these particularly trying global circumstances, everyone’s mental health is suffering. We encourage you to reach out if you need help.”

The post urged those in the US to call or text 988 for support, and for international readers to find their local helpline through findahelpline.com

(Feature Image Credit: DFree/ Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter and the founder of positive celebrity news site CelebrityKind. (She's also a mummy-of-3, chocoholic and Opraholic!)