Little Mix perform with Pride flag in Dubai where homosexuality is illegal

25 March 2019, 11:58

Little Mix have performed 'Secret Love Song' alongside a rainbow LGBTQ+ flag in Dubai, where being gay is illegal.

Perrie, Leigh-Anne, Jesy and Jade were performing at The Assembly in Dubai on Saturday night (March 23rd).

The group took a powerful stand against UAE's anti-homosexuality laws during their performance of 'Secret Love Song'.

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As the girls started singing 'Secret Love Song', a giant rainbow flag was waving on the screens behind them.

The United Arab Emirates has strict rules concerning homosexuality and the promotion of LGBTQ+ imagery.

Little Mix perform 'Secret Love Song' in Dubai
Little Mix perform 'Secret Love Song' in Dubai. Picture: Twitter: @LMGlobalNews

Since the track's release in 2016, the song has become a bit of an LGBTQ+ anthem as it's about having to hide away love.

The flag was waving as the group sang the chorus, which includes the lyrics: "Why can’t I hold you in the street? / Why can’t I kiss you on the dance floor? / I wish that it could be like that / Why can’t it be like that?"

Jade Thirlwall has previously said that she had LGBTQ+ rights in mind when they released the single and music video.

Fans on Twitter praised the group for taking a stand against the laws, which can come with heavy punishments.