EntertainmentSabrina Carpenter stirs controversy with Coca-Cola partnership amidst accusations of brand's illicit involvement in Palestine

Sabrina Carpenter stirs controversy with Coca-Cola partnership amidst accusations of brand's illicit involvement in Palestine

Sabrina Carpenter advertises Coca-Cola.
Sabrina Carpenter advertises Coca-Cola.
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4:07 PM EST, December 13, 2023

Sabrina Carpenter is making quite an impression. The artist stoked controversy by filming a music video inside a church - a move that required re-consecrating the building. Now, the former Disney Channel star is once again making waves. Carpenter has commenced a collaboration with the Coca-Cola brand.

Sabrina Carpenter shared photos on Instagram of her celebrating the festive season with friends. In the first photo, the artist is sitting on Santa's lap, a can of Coca-Cola in hand. The photos come tagged with the hashtag "Cokepartner". Yet, this latest collaboration has not won favor with her followers.

Discontent runs high in the comments underneath the photo. One fan expresses dismay, writing: "I love you to the max, but girl...". Many tried to draw the artist's attention to the ongoing boycott of Coca-Cola due to its alleged involvement in genocide in the Gaza Strip.

Is Coca-Cola Supporting Israel?

Those standing with Palestine accuse the soda corporation of leaning Israel's way. The Friends Of Al-Aqsa page, which advocates for a Coca-Cola boycott, explains: "Coca-Cola operates on appropriated Palestinian lands, directly profiting from Israel's illegal occupation and apartheid in Palestine. Coca-Cola maintains a factory in Atarot, an illicit Israeli settlement erected on seized Palestinian real estate. Palestinian communities are forced to vacate their own lands to make way for such illegal Israeli settlements. These settlements are unlawful under international precedent. By running a franchise in the illegal Israeli settlement of Atarot, Coca-Cola disregards international law and gains from an unlawful occupation".

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