[Picture from Naharnet]
Two stand-up comedians have been detained for breaching public morality. Edmond Haddad, known for his role on al-Jadeed televisionâ€™s Chi.N.N. comedy show, and Rawiya al-Shab, who is a theater and film actress, were detained for a stand-up show they presented in 2009 at a pub in Gemmayzeh. [Naharnet]
The article says that a local media outlet was covering the event and reported that their act had violated public morals. In fact, during the sketch, Haddad showed some of his underwear, much to the disappointment of the unnamed media outlet.
Does anyone know which media outlet they are referring to? So what if he showed his boxers? With everything that’s happening in Lebanon, this is the only thing considered as a breach of public morality?
The funny part is that the Beirut judge in charge of the case “has held Haddad and al-Shab on charges of breaching public morals based solely on the newspaper article that initially made the complaint, said al-Akhbar. The judge did not even consider viewing a dvd recording of the comedy show, it added.”
That’s just sad.
As i have been noticing lately, all kind of lebanese artist are been charged with something, specially the new one!!!
Seems ballasho Art bil Lebanese artists!!!
Freedom of speech!! Yeah right
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEI7FubxPfE&feature=youtu.be this was posted by him on youtube his speech
You know who’s breaching public morality? Our politicians are. Detain them!
At a time most our politicians are showing their butt hole to get funding, detaining a comedian for showing his underpants is a little OTT.
it’s a shame to call ourselves free people…
el mechekleh ino ma nfata7loo picoloo!
hek byenza3 el system kello
peeeples…It is slowly seeping into the culture. Sharia laws next!
Instead of progressing Lebanon has been regressing since the start of the Civil war…
All the artists must protest in boxers 🙂