Jennifer Lopez criticized for ‘AllLivesMatter’ tweet

Jennifer Lopez performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza on Monday, July 11, 2016, in New York. (AP)

Superstar Jennifer Lopez has come under fire on social media for using a controversial hashtag while promoting her new single.

The ‘Jenny from the block’ singer, 49, tweeted out the hashtag #AllLivesMatter while promoting her new single ‘Love Make the World Go Round.’

#AllLivesMatter has been used as a hashtag to counter the recent Black Lives Matter movement, that has sprung up amid shootings and brutality towards African-Americans by police. Some feel that using the #AllLivesMatter hashtag dilutes what many see as mass injustice against blacks.

 

The celeb’s tweet was then deleted from her Twitter account yesterday after controversy swirled.

Many celebs including Janet Jackson, Tyga, Mischa Barton, Jourdan Dunn has spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lopez's new single co-features Tony award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda in remembrance of the 49 victims lost to the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in June.

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