Meet the Man Who Got Deported From Saudi Arabia For Being "Too Handsome"

When Saudi Arabia is not busy shutting down educational dinosaur exhibitions for no apparent reason, it is protecting the rights of Saudi women from the evils of good-looking men. 

The Telegraph reports that three men were in attendance at the annual Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Riyadh when they were seized by the religious police and later deported because "they are too handsome." One of the men (pictured below) is Omar Borkan Al Gala, an actor, poet and fashion photographer from Dubai.


"A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission [for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices] members feared female visitors could fall for them," Elaph an Arabic newspaper reported. 

Apparently, this entire debacle was caused by the "unexpected presence of an unnamed female artist in the pavilion." Apparently, they had made sure that no females would attend the annual culture festival (duh, as if female artists mattered anyways!) but when news broke that a lady was on the premises, the religious police stepped up. 


Good thing Saudi just gave women the right to ride bicycles so that they can escape from the grip of handsome men! Saudi women, if you can't find a bike, just run. Save yourselves!


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Elizabeth Plank

Elizabeth is a Senior Correspondent at Mic and the host of Flip the Script.

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