The Kuwait Municipality took action after a local woman captured and posted a video online in which she criticized children playing around the Mubarakiya Market fountain.
Upon instructions from the director general of the municipality, Abdullah Amadi, the woman’s complaints were transferred to the relevant authorities on Saturday in order to build a decorative fence around fountains.
While some children in the video are seen partially naked and dancing in the background, the woman can be heard commentated throughout the video.
“Have you seen dirtier and scummier than this?”
After such comments, the situation took a different toll and government officials immediately responded. But even quicker to react were outraged social media users who were shocked by her choice of words. The woman was also accused of racism after claiming that such acts can only be the doings of expats and their children.
Social media users bombarded the woman’s account with footage of fountains from all over the world where children can also be seen playing peacefully among the water without anyone being “disgusted by the scene”.