The ever-provocative singer/belly dancer is always under scrutiny, but the backlash from her latest release gets pretty intense...
Has it been a week already? It seems like every week Egyptians get up in arms about Sama El-Masry and her supposed sexy persona. This time the anger comes hot off the heels of the release of her latest video for song Ahmed, El Shebsheb Daa3.
Remaking the Sha3bi singer Hamasa’s musical hit A7a El Shebsheb Daa3, Sama El-Masry decided to go for a more family-friendly version by changing the curse word a7a for Ahmed. However, the video she made wasn’t exactly family-friendly as she appears in provocative clothes, waving her underwear around.
For some reason the act of holding one’s underwear while looking sexy and doing laundry is a justifiable reason to get really angry in a country filled with greater problems. Taking to social media to express this anger one user, @waelDiab19 tweets “What is this? She should be arrested! This is disgusting!” Another user says “Sama ElMasry's motto should be #Sharmoota_And_Proud”
سما المصرى دى المفروض تتاخد اداب ايه القرف دة هى البلاوى دى مش هنرتاح منها— YASMEEN (@jeaso79) December 9, 2014
The outrage is arguably just sexism personified, as many in this country seem uncomfortable with a women being comfortable with her body. Upon watching the video, we noticed that the video does deserve condemnation, but not because of El-Masry attempts to be sexy, but rather the shabby quality of the videos Egyptians make. Furthermore, the Ahmed in the video seems like a total asshole and a wuss as throughout the video he seems too preoccupied in lifting invisible weights instead of listening to El-Masry’s request to find her flip flops.
Originally when we heard that there was this scandalous video we assumed that Sama El-Masry was trying to follow in the footsteps of Nicky Minaj or Jennifer Lopez, who seem to make a living in the music industry by singing and showcasing their asses. But alas, that isn’t the case as in this video El-Masry is doing laundry and doesn’t hide the fact that under her clothes she likes to wear thongs. How this is disgusting is beyond us, but what we do know is that thongs haven’t been controversial since 1999’s Sisqo hit The Thong Song, and compared to western music videos this video comes off as Disney flick.
At the end of the day we don’t even like Sama El-Masry as we don’t particularly find her to be talented, but that is no reason to call her a slut or any other degrading term. All that is accomplish when you do take to social media to express your anger is prove that you are hypocritical asshole, as many who watched the video hoped to find something sexy, and when they did they took it as a justifiable excuse to publicly degrade a women.