Inside of the mind of clueless Dubai residents

So how do the Dubai people view Paris Hilton? Are they better informed about the Repo! actress than the average American? No, they’ve pretty much the same, maybe worse. Not much of an understanding! They’ve also absorbed and formed their opinions from watching the hateful media. One of them still thinks “all she does is party.”

Asma Abu Baker, a 20-year-old Emirati student: “I am somewhat stuck between not caring and infuriated. I guess with her publicity and make-up, that is all she’s bringing to Dubai. But, it is not the good kind. She is not a good role model at all. Even before her arrival, you can see people following her lip gloss style and her blank look. When she actually comes here, I don’t know what will happen. Let’s hope she doesn’t stay for long! And that she doesn’t do any of her weird stuff she does back in America!”

Mohammad Zeeshan, a 28-year-old Pakistani: “Quite exciting. Bumping into a celebrity is always nice. You never know what Paris Hilton will do. [She] lives in her own fantasy land, and has her own artificial bubble of life. If she’s still single when she comes here, I would be interested, but a BFF is another thing altogether!”

Ana M. O’Reilly, a 34-year-old American: “[I’d] love to meet Paris. I wish they would allow older women to participate in the BFF show, so I could join, too. I wish she would come here more often. [She’s a] party animal and a cool chick, [but] all she does is party, which I like personally, but for a role model, she is not that great.”

C.S. Sagoo, a 62-year-old British national: [She’s] outstanding and quite controversial. [I’m not] all that affected by her coming to Dubai. We have heard a lot of scandalous things about her from the press, whether they’re true or not, we can’t be sure. If they are true then she’s not a good role model. I don’t think her arrival would affect UAE as such, but a certain younger generation might want to go and see her, what she is wearing and all. But the mature majority of the public won’t be affected at all by her.”

Svetlana F., a 35-year-old writer from India: “Her every move is being covered, what does that say about us and the society we live in? Not very positive, at all.”

Credit: Gulf News

Posted: June 14th, 2009
Comments: 3


From: Jaime
Time: June 15, 2009, 2:16 am

Wow I wish her the best of luck and that she is safe!

From: Django
Time: June 15, 2009, 11:18 am

Sheep are alike all over. “Baa” is the same in any language.

From: scot
Time: June 15, 2009, 8:52 pm

Does this really surprise anyone? I expected the public’s reaction to be even harsher. They get even less information over there about her and that tiny bit of information is mostly bullshit. SO unless Paris does a couple of huge charity things over there, it ain’t going to do much for her public image.