A Facebook post from one of the world’s most famous musicians about a recent trip to Israel has received more than 3 million views.
The post, which has received over 4.5 million views, was sent out by a user in New Zealand called “Kai”.
The post said that he had been in Israel for a month with his girlfriend and that they had been staying at the family home.
The post had garnered more than 10,000 comments as of Saturday morning, and was liked by more than 2,000 people.
It said that Kai had been living in Israel since August 2016, and had been travelling with his family, with their passports, for a year.
The post has sparked debate over whether it is appropriate for a music star to be visiting Israel for the first time, particularly given that the US state has not yet fully recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Kai’s post came after a series of comments made by US President Donald Trump about the decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Keen to have an impact, Kai’s post included a message of support for the US.
It is the first such message from an American celebrity to reach the millions of Twitter users who have used the platform to share their feelings about the move.
The singer has previously called for the move to be reversed, with an image posted to his Instagram account on Friday showing a “Baghdad to Jerusalem” map.
Trump’s remarks on the issue have sparked a storm of protest across the US, with some calling for his resignation, and the president’s son Donald Trump Jr has since called for him to be fired.
In an email to Reuters on Saturday, Facebook said that the posts Kai has shared on his social media account are intended for the entertainment of friends and family and that it had removed his posts.
“Kai has been using Facebook as a platform to show support for our friends in the United States, and he is very much in tune with what is going on with the US and other countries around the world,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
The spokesman added that “Kaitlyn is an avid supporter of free speech, and we do not condone his posts.”
A Facebook spokesperson did not respond to an emailed request for comment.