Pop diva Mariah Carey faced backlash on social media after sharing a photo of her recent visit to the White House, where she posed alongside President Joe Biden and her twin children. The Instagram post, which documented the holiday-themed meeting, ignited a firestorm of criticism from online commenters.
Many detractors slammed Carey for cozying up to Biden, citing his administration’s stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict as the catalyst for their outrage. One user condemned Carey for praising “genocide,” while another implored her to question the president about the treatment of Palestinian children. Even fellow singer Alma Lake chimed in to express her disapproval of “sloppy Joe and wack Kamala.”
Pop star Mariah Carey was met with angry comments on social media after posting a photo with President Joe Biden in the White House.
Carey was documenting her trip to Washington, D.C., from last week in a post on Instagram on Wednesday.https://t.co/gGwWVbO1kT
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The critics didn’t hold back, with one user dubbing Biden as “Genocide Joe” in reference to the casualties in Gaza, and others rejecting any association with what they called a “genocidal maniac.” The White House’s support for Israel and its rejection of ceasefire appeals further fueled the online uproar.
The contentious photo surfaced amid ongoing protests outside the White House, where demonstrators voiced their dissent against Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict and demanded a halt to the violence. The unrest stemmed from a lull in hostilities during which Hamas unexpectedly resumed attacks on Israel, terminating the negotiated ceasefire prematurely.