Rabat - The 14th edition of the Mawazine Festival kicked off on Friday night in Morocco's capital Rabat with the much anticipated performance of American singer Jennifer Lopez.
Rabat – The 14th edition of the Mawazine Festival kicked off on Friday night in Morocco’s capital Rabat with the much anticipated performance of American singer Jennifer Lopez.
The performance, which was broadcast live on Moroccan channel 2M stirred controversy on social media. Jennifer and her dancers appeared on underpants on stage.
Thousands of Moroccans expressed their displeasure at the scantily way in which Jennifer Lopez and her dance crew were dressed throughout the show.
The American’s dress was reminiscent of the way British singer Jessy J was dressed during her performance at the 12 edition of the festival in 2013.
Comments of denunciation ranged from blaming the TV channel for broadcasting such a show live on public television to denouncing the “hypocrisy” of the government for not speaking up against the organization of such events in the country.
“The government banned a movie from screening in Moroccan movie theaters under the pretext that it contains obscene language, but at the same it allowed what is worse, a singer performing almost naked in front of millions of viewers,” one Facebook user said.