Rabat – One Saudi Twitter user’s photos of two Moroccan maids have sparked online controversy, due to a listing of the women’s qualities that have been deemed “slave trade,” by other Twitter users.
One photo shows Moroccan woman wearing the conservative Saudi garment, the abaya, and facing the camera. In the middle of the photo, the caption reads, “Muslim Moroccan maid–Age: 30– worked five years in Saudi Arabia–knows how to cook–fully experienced housekeeper–Salary: 1500–reason for deportation: does not know how to deal with kids.”
The last line it says that potential customers may keep the maids after they evaluate their work.
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The posts ignited outrage on social media, as they were widely shared on Facebook and YouTube; captioned as “shocking” and “scandalous,” the post was also deemed similar to “slave trade”.
The original posts were deleted from the Saudi user’s Twitter account, however, the photos have already gone viral on Twitter as well as on other social media networks.
Akhbar Al Yaoum press reported that Saudi Arabian authorities opened an investigation to detect rings suspected of human-trafficking and slave trade in the black market. However, it was not confirmed whether the owners of the Twitter posts in question are undergoing investigation.