Sara Al Madani is trying to shut down cultural appropriation remarks on her recent new look on ’The Real Housewives of Dubai.’
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Sara Al Madani defends her new style
Sara Al Madani is defending herself over her new look where she wore an Afro wig to Lesa Milan’s Jamaican dancehall-themed party.
Al Madani is insisting that the hairstyle, which was seen on Wednesday night’s episode, is quite common among the Arab community.
She addressed the issue with Page Six exclusively and shared, ‘I was worried about the look because some people might not accept it because of culture. But the thing is, the Afro exists in my culture.’
If you didn’t know, Al Madani is the sole Emirati cast member in the reality show, ’The Real Housewives of Dubai.’
Furthermore, Al Madani added, ‘There are black people in my culture, there are Emiratis that have Afros and we have people of color. So for us, in the United Arab Emirates, it is very normal. But I was worried about other people around the world looking at it in a different way.’
The reality show star wore her wig with a long, colorfully striped dress. She matched them with a pair of red heels and gold jewelry.
Moreover, Al Madani claimed that she ‘loves all cultures and thrives’ when she crosses paths with different ones.
She continued, ‘I feel like every time I travel and experience a new culture, I find a piece of my soul. So … I loved it. I just loved the look, going for that.’
The 33-year-old businesswoman then went on to say, ‘I had so much fun. I love to dance.’
Designer Mina Roe supports Sara Al Madani’s new Afro wig
Following the incident, designer Mina Roe came to support Sara Al Madani’s new style.
She said in a confessional, ‘I’m actually really impressed. Everybody looks insanely good.’
She added, ‘Sara, with her big Afro, and try nobody come with the cultural appropriation, OK?’
Roe then pointed out, ‘Jamaica’s motto is ‘out of many, one people.’ Arabs have Afros. I’m out here in a damn blonde wig. We are good, OK?’
Regardless, Al Madani was impressed with Roe’s kind words as she joked that it was ‘one tiny’ piece of positivity among the various comments made in confessionals in the latest season.
Al Madani claimed with a laugh, ‘She actually said something nice about me? I’m shocked. Was it really for me, or was it so people don’t judge her because I’m at her party?’