Malala Yousafzai attracts backlash for hiding pro-Palestine comments under Twitter post

Mahnoor Jalal

Mahnoor Jalal


Girls education activist Malala Yousafzai has attracted outrage on Twitter after several users criticised her for hiding comments from people urging her to call for an end to the genocide in Gaza.

Malala had posted a tweet on X sending her condolences to the Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who was mourning the death of his dog.


Several users on Twitter criticised the activist for refusing to use her privilege to shed light on the urgent need to demand the safety and security of women and children in Gaza, and was instead hiding replies from those who were urging her to do so.







In December, Malala was criticised by Internet users for failing to mention the ongoing violence against women and young girls in Gaza in her 21st Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, where she spoke about recognising the gender apartheid in Afghanistan. The activist had later given an interview to The Associated Press, where she reaffirmed her stance to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.