American award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer John Legend recently stood in solidarity with Palestinians during a talk show aired on Saturday.
Legend appeared on the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, which saw panelists engage in a discussion on the recent controversy surrounding Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar. This came just days after U.S. President Donald Trump called on Omar to resign over tweets deemed "anti-Semitic" by lawmakers.
"As progressives, we should also speak up for human rights for Palestinians, and for too long, I think, it has been out of balance for progressives to speak up for the rights of Palestinians," Legend said.
"It is a progressive point of view to speak up for the human rights of Palestinians."
Other topics also touched upon include the #MeToo movement and the current situation in Venezuela.
"Well done, John. You truly are a legend."
He "brought it home on Palestine and made clear it's a basic human rights issue"
"Thank you for speaking the truth regarding Israel and Palestine"
"Important point John Legend makes here"
"Much love from Gaza"
This is not the first time Legend speaks up for Palestinians.
During the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, he criticized former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for attempting to "broker a ceasefire deal between Palestine and Israel."
That same year, the musician delivered a speech to graduates at the University of Pennsylvania, during which he shed light on the Palestinian cause. When speaking about the meaning of love, Legend said:
"It means we see a young Palestinian kid not as a future security threat or demographic challenge, but as a future father, mother and lover."