Egyptian actress Ghada Abd Al Raziq has joined the list of Egyptian artists that have rescinded statements opposing the recent revolution in Egypt that overthrew the government of former President Husni Mubarak. Ghada was taken by surprise when her remarks opposing the protesters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square were publicly televised and posted on different internet websites.
Ghada said, during an interview with the magazine ‘Ana Zahra’, that she did not oppose the revolution, but rather she was calling for stability and security and asking protesters not to insult the former president.
“I was concerned over the Fate of Egypt and feared for the lives the young protesters,” said Ghada, adding that her nephew had taken part in the protests.
She does not support insulting the leadership and it is not the character of Egyptians to make hurtful and demeaning comments, said Ghada.
When asked about her potential place on the blacklist of artists that opposed the protests, Ghada said that every person is entitled to his or her opinion and should not be judged.
“I only practiced my own freedom of expression and that is my constitutional right,” she said.
Critics claim that Ghada’s change of opinion is due to her fear of losing popularity in the Arab world, hence jeopardizing her career.