Qatari filmgoers were furious at the screening of Haifa Wehbe's latest film Halawet Rouh (Beauty of the Soul), due to the indecent nature of the film.
As a result, there was a social media outrage due to the x-rated content of the film, which was deemed inappropriate to the norms of the conservative Arab culture.
The hashtag #banbeautyofthesouldmovie was trending on Twitter in support of banning the film from screening in Qatari cinemas.
They claim the film was banned in some of Qatar’s neighbouring countries for its brazen display of “nudity,” and the sexual undertones.
Concerned Qatari citizens said: "How could they have approved such a movie, we need new regulations to ensure that such unconventional movies are kept out of our islamic society."
Have you seen Haifa's film, and do you think its content is as inappropriate as some Qatari citizens made it out to be?
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