Arabs have criticized the latest music video from part-Lebanese singer Shakira, due to its raunchy content.
Rolling around in bed with another female music star, while smoking cigars, has landed Colombian singer Shakira in hot water.
Shakira’s recently released music video for her new single “Can’t Remember to Forget you” which features Rihanna, sparked a wave of criticism from Arab fans and music industry professionals in recent days.
Shakira has been condemned for “promoting lesbianism” with Rihanna in the video.
“It’s a lesbianist music video, it’s really over [the top],” Fadi Haddad, a Lebanese music video director told Al Arabiya News.
Beware the lesbianists!
Arab online commenters criticized the music video as well, expressing their shock on Twitter. Shakira, a Columbian artist, took most the blame because of her Lebanese origins; her paternal grandparents emigrated from Lebanon to New York City, where her father was born.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a story about Arab anger without a little, good old fashioned Israel bashing.
But the online anger from Arabs over the video has become increasingly evident.
“The world is not as bad as you think… it is even worse than that, #Shakira is a goodwill ambassador and #Israel won a Nobel Peace Prize,” tweeted user @EnG_SG in Arabic.
Yeah, that’s why the world is in such bad shape.
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So I’d fathom a guess and say many Arabs really dig the music video.