Eva Longoria says she relates to the struggle of Arabs
'I understand the similarities that happen when people judge you for having a culture and an ethnicity that I’m very proud of'
Hollywood star Eva Longoria said Sunday that she relates to the struggle of Arabs, UAE-based daily Gulf News reported.
“I am Mexican-American, so I am American, but I was raised with Mexican culture — so I have a different language, I have a religion,” Longoria, who was the honorary chairperson of the Global Gift Gala fundraiser held in Dubai, said when she was asked whether she relates to the Middle East.
“I understand the similarities that happen when people judge you for having a culture and an ethnicity — or an identity — that I’m very proud of, being Mexican-American,” she added.
Longoria, who was speaking at the Global Gift Gala which was set in association with the Dubai International Film Festival and Dubai Cares also said that she will be starting a new television show next year.
The non-profit organization aims to raise funds to improve the lives of disadvantaged children, women and families around the world.
During the event, which was held at White Dubai at Meydan, British singer Alexandra Burke performed her most popular songs.
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