Was May Al Hariri banned from entering Saudi Arabia?
Many artists try to be open-minded and not take any sides when it comes to politics. An artist, who decides to perform in a certain country in order to give thanks to that country, should not do it on other countries account. When Lebanese artist May Al Hariri decided to sing the song “Shukran Qatar” (Thank You Qatar), because it had showed support to Lebanon in previous crises.
Since May is a singer, she thought by dedicating a song to Qatar would be the best way of showing thanks to the one country that had helped hers. May did not think that by singing a song to Qatar it would be interpreted that she favors Qatar over another Arab country.
According to the London daily Elaph, the song has been bad luck for her, because after she was invited to perform at a private wedding party in Saudi Arabia, neither her nor her music group could get visas to Saudi Arabia. May believes that there are other reasons for not being able to enter Saudi Arabia and that her thanking song to Qatar has nothing to do with the Saudi decision.