Beat of her own drum: Myriam Klink is nobody’s spokesperson
Myriam Klink will always be close to some sort of controversy in Lebanon's mixed cultures.
This daring diva feels free to express however she feels without losing her fan base. She’s confident her millions of fans will always stand by her side. Even in her most recent stunt of toying with the idea of running for government, her faithful followers have rallied behind her.
Klink is bewildered that as a woman living in a democratic country, which allows everyone to work in his or her choice of profession, she is still subject to such judgments. She proudly claims that she sings to sing and not for any other underhanded purposes.
She claims to have many causes that serve to help the environment, the society, the youth and women. Myriam strives to identify useful projects in order to get them established and active in changing lives. Yet critics claim that her over-sexed dress and suggestive songs lyrics influence these type of humanitarian causes.
Her take on the recent full-fledged gossip war against her character is from mere jealousy by those who have not reached fame as quickly as herself, particularly in light of her amazing success with her new song, " Antar". This three-minute ballad has caused controversy in the whole of Lebanon.
She also added that she’s been mentioned in Russian and Turkish news for her pioneering spirit, as seen in her recent showing of the sites in Lebanon that no one in the West even knew existed. " In the West, they think we are uncivilized—a land where women are not allowed to drive cars and a society full of wars and conflicts. But I have showed them that we are open, civilized, and that we party and wear what we want".
As for her choice in attire, which does not suit Arab customs, Klink claims, " Arabs are more open than the Lebanese. We are full of complexities so therefore I am satisfied with myself and people's opinions do not matter to me".
Myriam Klink will stay true to herself, regardless of the naysayers. Her hope is that more of the Lebanese will do the same and live a life that is true to their own selves instead of trying to bring her down.