“You’re Beautiful, Queen of Beauty and Grace”, an Uber Driver Inappropriately Flirts With a Female Passenger in Saudi Arabia.

Published March 5th, 2020 - 12:02 GMT
“You’re Beautiful, Queen of Beauty and Grace”, an Uber Driver Inappropriately Flirts With a Female Passenger in Saudi Arabia.
Uber driver inappropriately flirting with a female passenger in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)

 

A video of an Uber driver inappropriately flirting with a female passenger in Saudi Arabia went viral. Local Twitter users, expressed that both parties should share the blame as it seemed in the video that the girl passenger has welcomed the driver’s comments with friendly “Thank you” responses. 

Translation: "A video that went viral, of an Uber driver flirting with a female passenger by referring to her as "star of the party" and "queen of grace", Twitter users condemned both the driver's flirty attitude and the girl's welcoming behavior"

However, the question remains, would it be actually safe for a girl to stand-up for herself against a stranger in a conservative Saudi Arabian culture while alone in his car?

Other Saudi based users think that the girl passenger should take full blame as she seemed wearing “an indecent outfit and wasn't properly covered”, add to that, they think that her way of sitting and her tone of voice “contributed to prompting the flirtatious attitude from the driver side.”

Translation: "First of all, notice the way she is sitting with her long dress lifted, and the provocative tone of voice she is using. If that wasn't the case, he wouldn't have flirted at all"

Even worse, other users thought that the driver wouldn’t have flirted at all if he “had a clear view of the tattered leggings she's wearing”.

Translation: "if the driver had a clear view on that leggings he wouldn't have said anything"

It seems that on a local and cultural level, Saudis aren’t on the same page  with what MBS’s Government is trying to publicize to the world; that Saudi is a country of unbiased and an unprejudiced environment.


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