Kosovo is an independent state, but there is no Kosovar nationality. This is one of the things that affects you practically every time we talk to our brothers from Kosovo.
These are some of the words released yesterday by Dukagjin Lipa, father of the Albanian-born singer Dua Lipa, in an interview with the well-known Albanian journalist Adi Krasta.
"I personally disagree with the term 'Kosovar', but I agree with the term 'Albanian from Kosovo'. Very often they ask me, where are you from? Are you Albanian or Kosovar? I am an Albanian from Kosovo just as Dua is an Albanian born in Great Britain.
All her posts on Kosovo and Albania come from her, I never pushed her to act in that or in this direction. She does the posts because she cares about her land, she feels a moral responsibility and a responsibility towards our people. " - continued the pop star's father.
The position statement of Dua Lipa
Dukagjin Lipa also spoke on the post of the daughter who sparked different reactions about ten days ago:
“The post consequently came to that negativity that had been created on social networks and that awakened Dua's patriotic feelings, to the point of publishing that message. I was not aware of it; all her posts on Albanian history or culture come directly from her, because she wants to promote her origins. " - concluded Lipa in the interview with Adi Krasta.
The musical star Dua Lipa he had published a message on his social profiles that represented Greater Albania together with the two great leaders of Albanian independence Isa Boletini and Ismail Qemali and the word "Autochthonous".
(of a resident of a place) indigenous rather than descendant of migrants or settlers"- said the caption of the post published by the pop star.
A short and direct message, a reminder aimed at remembering the history of Albania and the Albanian ethnic group but which on the web has sparked the anger of Serbs, Montenegrins, Greeks and Macedonians, who have labeled the publication of Dua Lipa not recognizing the goodness of the message.
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