Egyptian singer Shyma sent to prison for two years over ‘explicit’ music video of her eating a banana

An Egyptian pop singer has been sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting debauchery” after a music video showing her suggestively eating a banana was ruled to be too sexually explicit.

Shyma was arrested shortly after releasing I have Issues, in which the she is seen dancing in underwear before appearing in front of a classroom of adult men and pouring milk over a banana before eating it, licking an apple and tasting the icing of a slice of chocolate cake.

The video attracted more than one million viewers in a few days, but also sparked controversy among conservatives for the strong sexual gesturing.

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  • Maurice Miner

    Just throwing it out here – is this possibly a good thing? The availability of sexually suggestive or explicit videos have significantly contributed to the destruction of the very fabric of Western family-based society over the last 30 years.

    The Frankfurt Schul has proposed this as part of the methodology to destroy capitalism, and Egypt, despite its Mohammedan background, is first and foremost a capitalist society, relying upon tourist income and oil exports.

    Is this Egypt (not being a member of OPEC) attempting to stem the rot seeping through all quasi-capitalist states at the moment?

    May we live in interesting times…

  • Martin B

    Meanwhile, Egyptian men get to rape goats, sheep, donkeys and camels.

    • Watchman

      Bananas must be restricted to those Jews who were turned into apes as recounted by the muslim prophet Muhammad.

  • Exile1981

    if she survives those 2 years it will be a miracle.