In the now-deleted post, the renowned singer and former “The Voice” coach shared a picture of herself donning a green jacket and asked in the caption, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid of anything???”
She continued by inviting her followers to share their thoughts, humorously mentioning her own desire to try paragliding with the use of side-eye emojis and the hashtag “Monday energy.”
Alicia Keys responded to the backlash by taking to her Instagram stories on Monday, clarifying that her original post was entirely unrelated to the recent tragic loss of innocent lives in the conflict. She expressed deep sadness over the situation and emphasized her prayers for peace.
He explained that there was a specific word in the post that some found triggering, but it was unintentional, and Keys immediately removed the post upon learning of its implications.
“There was a specific word in her post that our community at this very painful time find very triggering, but it was absolutely not connected in any way.
“I spoke to Alicia and she was horrified to learn what the word implied and immediately took it down.
Alicia has always been a fighter for all human rights. I’ve had a front-row seat for over a decade of seeing her positive influence in the world. Her humanitarian work reflects her empathy and her heart,” Oseary posted.
It’s worth noting that Keys had previously mentioned her interest in paragliding during a 2021 interview on “The Breakfast Club.”