Alissa proud to be Lebanese and is not anti-Syrian
The Syrian News Agency, falsely reported that Lebanese singer Alissa signed a contract with Blodan Hotel to hold a concert on August 11, that was cancelled due to numerous requests by the public.
A number of news agencies have hence recycled the false report.
The report claimed that many people were opposed to Alissa’s performance because of recent public remarks she made that were considered anti-Syrian. The report also claimed that she recently took part in a protest in Lebanon demanding the withdrawal of Syrian forces.
According to the London based Elaph, Alissa, who is currently in Morocco where she is scheduled to hold two performances in Casablanca, was shocked by the “lies” that were being published and denied making any such remarks.
The singer stressed that she never entered into any agreement with the said hotel, and had in fact apologized to them for being able to hold a concert due to previous engagements.
The singer asserted that she took part in a March 14 protest, and is very proud to be Lebanese. She feels her participation is a symbol of honor and patriotism, she added.
Alissa stressed that she never made any public or private remarks against Syria, adding that her mother is Syrian, and she has close ties to the country.
The fact that she calls for independence from Syria, does not imply that she is against Syria, she added.
Alissa went on to say, “My position towards Lebanon is clear and well known, and should not be a target for tabloids.”