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.”

 


Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

Updated 04 August 2020

Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

Chicago Street

Starring: Sulaf Fawakherji, Abbas Al-Nouri, Mehyar Khaddour

Where: OSN Stream

Hotly anticipated Syrian drama inspired by true events and weaving together narratives from the 1960s and modern day. Part love story and part detective drama, the show explores “what (people) are willing to do for love.”

Indian Match-making

Starring: Various millennials

Where: Netflix

Having given up on dating apps, several single millennials revert to ancient methods of finding a potential spouse in this reality series. Indian matchmaker Sima Taparia does her best to spark true romance.

Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia

Director: Sam Hobkinson

Where: Netflix

Three-part docuseries telling the story of the groundbreaking legal case against the mob bosses of New York’s five families who held sway over the Big Apple throughout the Seventies and Eighties. Featuring interviews with law enforcement officials and ex-mafia associates.

I’m Only Joking

Starring: Jack Whitehall

Where: Netflix

The British comedian and award-winning actor’s second Netflix stand-up special sees him tackling topics including tales about his (almost equally) famous father and travel troubles, and features, according to the blurb, a “disastrous audience interaction.”

The Speed Cubers

Starring: Max Park, Feliks Zemdegs

Where: Netflix

Director Sue Kim has put together a short but very sweet documentary about the world of ‘speedcubing’ (solving Rubiks cubes as quickly as possible) that stars arch rivals, good friends, and speedcubing champs Max and Feliks.