Retract those claws! Arab celebs go on the attack
An Arab star wouldn’t be the same without a catty comment or two towards his or her fellow celeb but some are more adept at the snide remarks and witty put-downs than others.
The undoubted queen of the online cat fight is UAE songstress and Arab Idol judge, Ahlam. With her keyboard in hand, she has hissed and spat at everyone from singing superstars to ordinary members of the public.
While you or I might take the moral high ground, a celebrity scorned is not about to take it lying down and the war of words can erupt virtually without warning.
They might look pretty, sweet and carefree but an Arab starlet is not without her vicious comeback as comedian, Nemr Abou Nassar, found out when he took on the tiny blonde singer, Myriam Klink.
And the celebrity world of spats is certainly not restricted to women alone. Some of the pettiest and most vitriolic attacks come from male celebrities. Arab stars are not exactly a forgiving bunch either, as Adel Imam and Hussein Fahmi have found out.
This pair of Egyptian luvvies have been at each others’ throats for decades now, although rumors of a truce could spell hope the celebosphere over.
Here we take a look at some of the sharpest tongues and longest claws the celebrity world has to offer.
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