Egyptian authorities have initiated a crack down on music videos which feature females barely dressed. As popular female stars reveal more and more flesh, controversy grows in Egypt’s mainly Muslim society
The Egyptian Censorship Committee has banned 20 music videos “which featured sexual connotations and females barely dressed”, stressing that even the words sung by the singers held no meaning and were basically gibberish.
The committee refused requests by video producers to eliminate some of the inappropriate scenes and allow the clips to be aired, stressing that if singers wanted their songs aired they must reproduce the entire clip in a suitable matter fit to be aired and watched.
The Egyptian Musician Association has announced that it is very serious in its fight against pornographic music videos, and it intends on forming a committee that will be responsible for trying to convince different music channels that air such videos in stopping them. It was argued that such music videos are an insult to Arab music.
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