I thought the controversy that followed Basmet Watan’s episode on Patriarch Sfeir had died out but it seems Comedian Charbel Khalil has gone as far as attacking a religious official and calling him names as well as going after MTV.
Few things I want to say here:
– I support everyone’s freedom of opinion and I believe we should be allowed to criticize or caricaturize or mock anyone we want regardless of their social/religious/political rank. Having said that, the few respectable Lebanese TVs we have should promote such freedoms out of principle regardless if they agree with the comedian or not.
– Charbel Khalil is a known comedian in Lebanon but I honestly rarely found his shows funny. Added to that, he lost all credibility in my regards when he apologized after the famous Hassan Nasrallah episode. This being said, MTV should have focused on that part only without defending Patriarch Sfeir and interviewing people that are only interested in cursing Khalil. After all, Patriarch Sfeir doesn’t need anyone to defend him.
– The best way to deal with Khalil’s foul language and accusations against MTV and the priest is by filing a lawsuit. Just to be clear, this does not contradict with my first statement as spreading false allegations is not part of the freedom of opinion I preach or believe in.
On a last note, I think this is yet another proof that we need better comedy shows and comedians in Lebanon.
you know what hypocrisy is?
it is when a blog preaches about “foul languages” just after posting a picture of an iconic poet with an obscene comment!
Obscene comment? Iconic poet? What is so obscene about the comment?
The country needs better television stations that don’t air such crap “reporting”, regardless of the story or what that person said.
so he lost credibility to you after he apologized to Hassan Nasrallah, and now you kind of want him to apologize for criticizing Sfeir? dude, I don’t know what to tell you.
You and the rest of the Lebanese people should deal with more pressing issues. Sfeir isn’t God and he isn’t above criticizing. period.
Oh and MTV is the biggest instigating media in Lebanon. Thank you for confirming that to me.
Dude how did you come up with that conclusion? I am saying he should not apologize to anyone lol!
Did you read what I said first?
I support everyone’s freedom of opinion and I believe we should be allowed to criticize or caricaturize or mock anyone we want regardless of their social/religious/political rank. Having said that, the few respectable Lebanese TVs we have should promote such freedoms out of principle regardless if they agree with the comedian or not.
bro i believe everyone should be allowed to mock anyone etc etc i just dont believe anyone SHOULD mock anyone. especially for the sake of so called entertainment. its cowardly. c u bye
Najib, I totally agree with you.
I never find what Charbel Khalil does funny or smart not even a bit, I don’t even consider him related to comedy in any way, yet I don’t agree with oppressing anyone, everyone is allowed to say whatever they want about whomever they want.
The audience should be respected enough to let them decide whether they agree or not with what is being said, they will eventually know how to filter and choose..