Avril Lavigne Is In Awe Of Muslim Culture
Not every cross-cultural dress-up should be referred as cultural appropriation.
Avril Lavigne has recently performed in opening ceremony of Special Olympics hosted by UAE. The beauty and grace of Muslim culture apparently really moved the singer during her visit. It eventually led to Avril dressing up in the Muslim attire i.e. an Abaya with Hijab (veil) in an appreciation post.
She found the whole experience truly magical. Avril’s veil posts are shared after the Muslims’ Massacre in New Zealand. Therefore, Muslims can appreciate her inclination for Muslim culture.
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Moved by the beauty and grace of your culture. Being here for the @specialolympics and performing with @luisfonsi, @tamerhosny, @7sainaljassmi, and @assala_official has been such an amazing experience. Everyone has been so warm and my time here has been magical and epic. Thank you for having me UAE and for your hospitality @emiratespalace ? Photo by Robb Dipple // Glam and Style by @laurenbateshair
People may consider Avril’s attempt on cross-cultural dress-up as cultural appropriation and a double standard. Critics often point out the fact that many European countries such as France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland ban the burka and Hijab. But when a white woman dons on the Muslim attire, people praise them for it.
Though despite the double standard, it’s safe to assume that Avril Lavigne had no ill intention while posting this picture. In fact, the singer has expressed her love towards Muslims in her own style. She has also enjoyed the company of camels on the beach.
Avril, Charities And Special Olympics
Avril Lavigne suffered from Lyme Disease in 2015. Since then she has been working on spreading awareness of the disease. Apart from that she introduced The Avril Lavigne Foundation in 2010. Avril is also associated with different charities like Special Olympics.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is hosting the 2019 Special Olympics. It started on March 14th, 2019 and will end on March 21, 2019. The organizer have created this multi-sport event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities.
It was such an honor performing the new @SpecialOlympics anthem with @LuisFonsi and many other incredible musicians at the Special Olympics @WorldGamesAD Opening Ceremonies! Good luck everyone ? #MeetTheDetermined pic.twitter.com/fm1xZrPijG
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) March 14, 2019
Avril Lavigne Wins The Fan Choice Award
Avril has recently won The JUNO Awards in Fan Choice category. She thanked her fans for their votes. Not surprisingly, Shawn Mendes won most of the other categories.
I have the best fans. Thank you guys so much for voting for me for the fan choice @TheJUNOAwards Yay we won. I’ll feel all of your love in that award every time I see it sitting in my house. You guys are insane and I love you to the moon and back thank you little black stars ⭐️
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) March 19, 2019
Avril has been facing many conspiracies from last few years. She was also proclaimed dead years ago. However, she has shown she is still alive and thriving by winning the Fan Choice award and has responded to the wild conspiracy:
“No, I’m not dead. I’m here. But yeah, it’s this huge rumor.”