Kim Kardashian definitely meant well--but sometimes a celebrity's good intentions get lost in translation. Enough people objected to two of Kim's tweets from Friday in which she said she was "praying for everyone in Israel" and "praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!" that she has since deleted the posts and apologized for offending anybody.
"I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realized that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologize," she wrote on her blog.
"I should have pointed out my intentions behind these tweets when I posted them. The fact is that regardless of religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent people involved who didn't choose this, and I pray for all of them and also for a resolution. I also pray for all the other people around the world who are caught in similar crossfires."
Her tweets were in response to news reports that tensions have escalated along the Gaza Strip this week, with Palestinian militants firing rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and the Israeli military gearing up for a possible ground invasion, which would be its first in Gaza in four years.
Three Israelis were killed in a rocket attack yesterday, while Palestinian fatalities are now at 28, including several children, a Hamas leader whose home was hit by an Israeli rocket and a man executed by Hamas for collaborating with the Israelis, according to the New York Times.
Kardashian attended the Marine Corps Ball Thursday night in Greenville, N.C., with Sgt. Martin Gardner.