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D.L. Hughley

Own It Rihanna & Dwight!!

They Meant to Tweet #FreePalestine

7/17/2014 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

071614_dl_hughley_launchRihanna and Dwight Howard may say their tweets in support of Palestine were accidental -- but D.L. Hughley thinks they only hit delete because of social media pressure.

Hughley told us he believes the #FreePalestine tweets were intentional, and Dwight and RiRi should never have backed down -- with excuses and apologies -- if that's how they really feel.

But the comedian, who's been known to get political himself, added they shouldn't be bullied ... "I don't think they should be shouted down, no matter whether I agree with them or not."

As for whether the #FreePalestine movement is racist -- D.L. wasn't afraid to voice his opinion.

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msssangel    

Shut up D.L

35 days ago
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cmg    

It wasn't accidental. They just didn't like the backlash they got on social media. They knew exactly what they were doing and then tried to lie themselves out of it which I think is even worse.

35 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

How can you mistake posting something like that? It's long word and your typing it on a bright ass screen.

35 days ago
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ticallion    

Can someone explain what is offensive to Jews about Palestinians having the right to self-determination?

35 days ago
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HumanNature    

D.L. HUGHLEY


TOLD THE "TRUTH" ABOUT DUMB AND DUMBER!!!!

35 days ago
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Rhubino    

They just saw the word "free", thought to themselves "freedom is good", and blindly, automatically re-tweeted it without using another brain cell.

35 days ago
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HumanNature    

#I HATE WAR


NOBODY WIN!!!!!!

35 days ago
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ticallion    

Do you people realize that every country, including Israel, want a free Palestine and that they are just fighting over the borders at this point? So what is wrong with saying "free palestine"?!?! How does that offend Jews??????

35 days ago
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Kaaka    

Its mind boggling that re tweeting a saying of #freepalestine# could ever pass the threshold of being viewed as RACIST , This is like saying back in the day during APARTHEID in South Africa... if you said #freeMandela# that you somehow was being racist against WHITES , that would make no sense along with this .

These BOY CRY WOLF special interest ZIONIST GROUPS are out of their mind.And the PUBLIC by and large DON'T CARE about this stuff . So why are these CELEBS not standing by their convictions .

Because the minute you cop out and apologize , you not only lose creditability... but end up losing both sides. So you might as well had NEVER post anything to begin with.

35 days ago
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Mandy G.    

Lots of people say things with which I disagree, but I fully support their freedom of speech to say it. If people believe a certain way, then they should stand up for what they believe, no matter what. It's called "courage of conviction."

35 days ago
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daisy     

I agree that people should stop apologizing - plenty of people, probably the vast majority of the world, believes in a 2 State solution. A safe and secure Israel and a safe and secure Palestine. The only people who don't believe in this is a small minority of both Israeli and Palestininan extremists! And of course some American extremists. There is nothing wrong with saying free Palestine - just like we used to say end Apartheid , and reunite Ireland. People want to be free, it's the most natural human instinct.

35 days ago
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E. Norma Scock    

public opinion is slowly moving from israel and to palestine..maybe the ADL and all these other zionist groups might wanna wake up and see what is going on.we are not and will not be on your side and the only reason you get aid is because of an agreement made many years ago by a 1 term president. your time is coming israel!

35 days ago
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Kosher SAL    

#freemexico can I get in trouble now by Harvey and the Zionists of america

35 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

jews and arabs are both semites so minus the made-up religions no difference

35 days ago
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E. Norma Scock    

public opinion is slowly moving from israel and to palestine..maybe the ADL and all these other zionist groups might wanna wake up and see what is going on.we are not and will not be on your side and the only reason you get aid is because of an agreement made many years ago by a 1 term president. your time is coming israel!

35 days ago
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