Iraqis Join Egyptian Calls: 'Cancel Saad Lamjarred'!

Published May 23rd, 2022 - 07:36 GMT
Cancel Saad Lamjarred
Morocco singer Saad Lamjarred performs with Ukrainian Orchestra Symphonic at the opening of the Carthage Festival on July 30, 2016 at the romain theatre of carthage near Tunis. (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP)

For the past 12 years, Moroccan popular singer Saad Lamjarred has been arrested over rape and sexual assault several times in France and the United States. Yet, he is still producing music, holding concerts, and growing his fan base online.

Last week, Saad Lamjarred released a new song in collaboration with Lebanese singer Elissa. Their song was immediately one of the most viewed on YouTube, as millions of people flocked to listen to it. The song has also been featured in celebrity weddings ever since, showing no negative impact of his sexual rape cases on his career.

Yet, many young social media users have been pushing toward canceling the singer who has more than 13 million followers online, including urging radio stations to refrain from broadcasting his songs.

Boycott campaigns against Saad Lamjarred have been the most active and successful in Egypt, the country that has repeatedly canceled his concerts over the last two years, in response to strong online campaigns.

However, Lamjarred continues to work and hold concerts around the Arab World from time to time, while his songs achieve massive success on the internet.

This month, Iraqi activists heavily interacted with the news of his upcoming June concert, calling for the cancellation of the event and hoping more Iraqis would boycott this, still, widely popular singer. 

Using the hashtag #حفل_سعد_المجرد_مرفوض (Saad Lamjarred's concert is rejected) some commentators hoped that younger people can help raise awareness among Iraqis, highlighting the different charges against Lamjarred so they boycott his work out of respect for women.


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