K-pop band Exo to get a Dubai Star

Dubai’s version of the Walk of Fame announced the news on Monday. (Shutterstock)
Updated 09 July 2019

K-pop band Exo to get a Dubai Star

DUBAI: K-pop boy band Exo is set to get a Dubai Star this October, it was revealed on Monday.



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Dubai’s version of the Walk of Fame announced the news on Twitter saying, “We’ve seen the legendary @WeAreOneEXO take the music industry by storm, one act at a time. Today, with all your nominations, we officially announce that we will be unveiling their #DubaiStar in @MyDowntownDubai this October.”

The band’s hit, “Power,” was played at the Dubai Fountain and Exo-Ls, a nickname for the South Korean group’s fan base, also got the chance to catch a three-minute LED show on the Burj Khalifa based on the same song in July 2018.

Dubai Stars awards the world’s highest achievers from various fields in a walkable tribute in Downtown Dubai. The tremendously popular Seoul-based band were chosen by the public, out of the first 400 names voted, to be awarded a star alongside the Lebanese singer Fayrouz, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actor Dwayne Johnson, action star Jackie Chan and other international celebrities.


Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall: ‘I was bullied for being Arab’

The singer's maternal grandfather is Yemeni and maternal grandmother Egyptian. (Getty)
Updated 05 June 2020

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall: ‘I was bullied for being Arab’

DUBAI: Girl group Little Mix’s star Jade Thirlwall has opened up about bullying she experienced as a teenager due to her Arab roots.

Speaking on the BBC “No Country For Young Women” podcast, the 2011 “X-Factor” finalist, whose maternal grandfather is Yemeni and maternal grandmother Egyptian, said that she felt “ashamed” of her background. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“When I went to secondary school, I was literally one of three people of color in the school,” the 27-year-old music sensation, whose father is British, said.

“I remember one time I got pinned down in the toilets and they put a bindi spot on my forehead; it was horrific.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I have constantly had this inner battle of not really knowing who I am, or where I fit in, or what community I fit into,” she said.

The singer recalled that she would put white powder on her face “to whiten” herself when performing on stage at her school.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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After joining Little Mix, she “subconsciously” did not want to talk about her heritage for fear of being disliked.

“I think because I was bullied quite badly in school because of the color of my skin and for being Arab, I wasn’t very proud of who I was,” Thirlwall explained.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I would hate to talk about my race and heritage and not say the right things,” she added.