The Rihanna ‘Palestine’ controversy that wasn’t

Haaretz had quite the “wrapped up like a douche” moment this week. Reporting on Rihanna’s Tel Aviv concert, the Israeli daily claimed that while belting out her hit song “Pour It Up,” the pop star subbed out the line “All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs” for “All I see is Palestine.”

The newspaper retracted the front-page story Thursday after concert-goers disputed the report and video surfaced showing that it was wrong, but not before the rumor spread.

Now we’re off to analyze other clips from the concert to rule out the possibility that “umbrella” wasn’t replaced by “occupation,” or whatever.

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