Khloé Kardashian Defends Her Instagram Tribute to Brussels Victims Amid Backlash: "Focus on the Issue"

"Too many on my timeline talking about who I am or not praying for," Khloé said on Tuesday, adding that it's "not about social media."

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Following the tragic terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, Khloé Kardashian joined many others in sharing a hopeful message for peace on Twitter. However, much to Khloé's surprise, many took issue with her statement for its exclusion of Turkey, Syria, and other regions across the world also directly impacted by harrowing acts of terrorism.

"Terrorism is one of the scariest things," Khloé said on Instagram on Tuesday. "It does not function like anything else in this world." The original caption, according toBustle, included just the #PrayForBrussels hashtag. Khloé's Instagram account quickly started being flooded with comments pointing to the worldwide impact of terrorism and how a singular approach is unfair to victims of other attacks:

Following an amendment, the post now includes the #PrayForUsAll hashtag. Khloé, however, took to Twitter to address her frustration with those adding a "negative" tint to what she only meant as a positive message of support for victims:

Tuesday's attacks, which ABC News reports have since been claimed by ISIS, took the lives of more than 30 people and injured more than 180 others at a Maelbeek subway station and the Brussels Airport. "We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible," President Barack Obama said during a speech from Cuba shortly after news of the attacks broke. "We must unite. We must be together. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world."

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