(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Will Smith was in the Middle East on Sunday promoting the movie “Suicide Squad”, but the Hollywood star said his time in Dubai is also a chance to counter an increasingly anti-Muslim climate surrounding the U.S. presidential race.

Smith, who plays the sharpshooter Deadshot in the film, said he’s having fun and tweeting pictures of his time in Dubai, showing that “Hey, it doesn’t look like they hate me, does it?”

“In terms of Islamophobia in America, for me that’s why it’s important to show up,” he said.

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