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Egyptian Singer Arrested For Suggestively Eating A Banana In Racy Music Video
By Izza Sofia, 29 Nov 2017
An Egyptian pop star has been released after being detained for four days in jail.
She may face further questioning over a music video in which she wore only underwear and eats a banana in a suggestive manner.
Shaimaa Ahmed, known professionally as Shyma, released the racy video for her song ‘I Have Issues’ last week. It was immediately met with complaints.
In the video, Ahmed dances in her underwear and uses fruit to seduce a classroom full of men in which ‘Class 69’ is written on a chalkboard. “The content of the video clip is harmful to the Egyptian society,” MP Jalal Awara said. “There must be a firm stance against promoters of this substandard art.”
Ahmed apologized to “all the people who saw the clip and were upset by it and took it in an inappropriate way.”
“I didn’t imagine all this would happen and that I would be subjected to such a strong attack from everyone, as a young singer… who has dreamed from a young age of being a singer,” she added.
[via Newsweek, images via YouTube]
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