Shock over Egypt puppet’s night gown stirs debate
Popular puppet character Abla Fahita has once again sparked debate on Twitter due to her show’s new promo video
Egypt’s popular puppet character Abla Fahita sparked a hot debate on Twitter this week after a promo of her new show was aired on the privately-owned CBC channel.
It was announced earlier this year that Abla Fahita, who became an Egyptian phenomenon in 2013, was getting her own show.
Social media users claimed that the new ad was replete with “sexual innuendos that are inconsistent with Egyptian traditions,” according to Egyptian Youm 7 newspaper.
The controversial promo features Abla Fahita wearing a night gown while lying on a bed.
On the other side of the bed stand two men, whom the talking puppet calls “bodyguards,” dressed in tuxedoes.
Fahita then orders the men to take off their shirts and bow down to pick up their shoes, using their teeth.
The puppet ends the 27-second-long video by announcing that her new TV show, “Abla Fahita Live from the Duplex,” is suitable for adults only.
Some tweeps described the show, which will reportedly premiere within days, as an example of “puppet porn.”
Fahita is known for her quirky quips on social media and has appeared in numerous popular TV shows.
The puppet made global headlines when she was accused of promoting conspiracies against the state following an ad for Vodafone Egypt in 2014.
The puppet came under investigation for allegedly delivering encoded messages for an imminent terrorist attack.
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