New Egyptian president invites racy celebrities to hang out
When a Muslim Brotherhood president looked like a possibility, Egyptian stars were unhappy, to say the least. While some spoke out to the press about the death of the entertainment industry, others literally ran away. The Brotherhood has not exactly been supportive of the scandalous clothing and pre-marital escapades inherent in the industry.
But the times they are changing and new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi is clearly looking to get on the good side of his actors and singers. He arranged a 'special visit' for the stars this week so they could discuss the entertaintment industry and how it could fit in to the new democratic Egypt.
The Egyptian president called the arts scene a 'gentle power' and showed no signs of the kind of disapproval we've seen before from Brotherhood leaders. Among the stars that attended were legendary funny man, Adel Emam, actor and comedian Mohammad Subhi, actress Madiha Yusri, singer Mohammad Munir, comedian actor Ashraf Abdel Ghafour, singer Eman Al Bahr Darweesh and actor Karim Abdel Aziz.