Adele stirs up social media after kissing hijab-wearing fan in Australia

During a concert in Sydney, Adele reached out to kiss the hand of a hijab-wearing fan. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Updated 20 March 2017

Adele stirs up social media after kissing hijab-wearing fan in Australia

DUBAI: Superstar singer Adele is no stranger to the limelight but she made headlines in Australia recently for something other than her talent.
During a concert in Sydney, Adele reached out to kiss the hand of a hijab-wearing fan and promptly set social media alight.
Many took to Twitter to praise the singer’s actions as a symbol of inclusivity.
“Adele’s concert at ANZ Olympic Stadium, in Sydney, Australia kissing a Hijabi’s hand #respect,” one user wrote.
Another posted: “Adele kisses a Muslim fan’s hand as a form of respect. A true feminist icon!”
According to Australia’s Nine News, the lucky fan is called Samira Dandachl.
“Adele had just finished singing ‘When We Were Young’ when my fiance, Adi, lifted me up on his shoulders,” she told Nine News.
“I was crying, and she said ‘don’t cry darling’ and I kissed her hand. She returned the favor and kissed my hand back.”

 


Egyptian star Tamer Hosny breaks Guinness World Record in Abu Dhabi

Tamer Hosny broke the Guinness World Record for the most contributions to a bulletin board. AFP
Updated 07 December 2019

Egyptian star Tamer Hosny breaks Guinness World Record in Abu Dhabi

  • At an event in the UAE, Egyptian star Tamer Hosny broke the Guinness World Record for the most contributions to a bulletin board
  • The bulletin board was placed in Abu Dhabi's Marina Mall for fans to leave appreciation notes for the artist and was accessible for four days

DUBAI: Egyptian singer and actor Tamer Hosny broke the Guinness World Record for the most contributions to a bulletin board at an event held in the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Marina Mall on Friday. 

“The record to break was 4,900 contributions. Today you achieved 12,086 contributions,” a representative from the organization announced on stage.

“When I was nominated for a Guinness World Record, I was honestly very worried with the title. I withdrew from two previous nominations… With time, and with the persistency of the offer, I felt that something was calling for it,” Hosny told Arab News. 

The bulletin board was placed in Marina Mall for fans to leave appreciation notes for the artist and was accessible for four days.

“To enter the Guinness World Record, you have to go to a country that is not yours… and your fans have to come from all over the world, which is not easy,” Hosny said. “This required a lot of confidence in my fans for them to come from different continents in just four days.

“I used to see comments on social media, but what I saw written on the cards was not like anything I have ever seen before,” Hosny told Arab News. 

Hosny previously earned a Guinness World Record for organizing the biggest blood donation campaign in history, “Pulse of Life.”

“Around three years ago, I led a campaign to serve the Egyptian people… Egypt won the record, not me,” he said.

Dubbed the “King of the Generation” by his fans, Hosny is also a songwriter, a composer and a producer. Before he won, Hosny took to the stage to perform a song he composed in honor of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance. 

The live performance also featured young artists that appeared on the Arabic TV show “The Voice Kids: Ahla Sawt."