Rabat - The Moroccan public is outraged by a recent video showing famous Egyptian actor Hassan Hosny making an offensive statement about Morocco.
Rabat – The Moroccan public is outraged by a recent video showing famous Egyptian actor Hassan Hosny making an offensive statement about Morocco.
After Egyptian television host Amany El Khayat claimed Morocco’s economy is based on prostitution, Egyptian actor Hassan Hosny now adds insult to injury.
The video, which was posted on YouTube recently, shows Hassan Hosny and Saudi actor living in Cairo Majeed Alrhedi having a spontaneous conversation.
In the 16-second video, Majeed Alrhedi is seen addressing the Egyptian actor, saying, “I want to get married and go to Morocco for the honeymoon.”
In his reply, Hassan Hosny said, “why would you bring a sandwich with you to the restaurant?” referring that he doesn’t advise him to get married and take his wife with him to Morocco, as if Morocco is a “sex restaurant,” where sex services are readily available.
This video was widely shared among social media users across Morocco, sparking a wave of outrage over the international reputation of Morocco and Moroccans.
This statement comes during a time when a number of Egyptian celebrities have lashed out at Morocco, in what was described by some Moroccan social media users as an “intentional campaign.”
In July 2014, famous Egyptian anchor host Amany El Khayat lashed out at Morocco’s King and ruling Islamist party and claimed that the Moroccan economy is based on “prostitution.”
In the same month, Egyptian Ramadan serial drama “Tufahat Adam” (Adam’s apple) portrayed Morocco as a country of sorcery and mocked the Moroccan Amazigh people.
In September 2014, Egyptian actor Youssef Chaaban described Moroccans as Jewish and claimed that Hassan al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, wasof Moroccan origin, inciting more hatred of Moroccans within Egyptian society.
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