Egyptian TV Host Wael Elebrashy on Actress Rania Youssef's Dress Scandal

   

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Published on Dec 3, 2018

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef attended the Cairo International Film Festival, which took place on November 20-29, 2018, wearing a mesh dress that exposed her shoulders and her legs. Charges are being pressed against Youssef for "inciting debauchery" because of her dress, and she has apologized for wearing it. On a December 3 show on ON TV (Egypt), TV host Wael Elebrashy said that while her dress was revolting, "excessively ugly," and "may deserve to be spat at," Rania Youssef's apology should be the end of the matter. He said that it was an individual stupid mistake, and that there is debate to be had about art and expressions of personal freedom, but that Youssef "received her punishment through social media" and there is no need to take her to court. Youssef's trial is set for January 12, 2019, and she could face up to five years in prison if she is found guilty.