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Saudi authorities probe semi-naked Samba dancers at the Jazan Winter Festival

State-run El-Ekhbariya TV aired footage of the festival, however, the images of the women dancing were blurred.

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Saudi authorities probe semi-naked Samba dancers at the Jazan Winter Festival 2022!

As being reported, the governor of the Jazan region directed an immediate investigation into the participation of dancers in semi-naked clothes in the activities of the Jizan Winter Festival 2022.

 

State-run El-Ekhbariya TV aired footage of the festival, however, the images of the women dancing were blurred.

Women, whose nationality hasn’t been disclosed, were decorated with the colorful feathers typical of the Brazilian Carnival.

Jazan, well known in Saudi Arabia for its conservatism, has not witnessed such performances in recent times.

 

In the past five years, on the initiative of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, entertainment offers for citizens have seen a significantly expanded version. The new offers include major sporting events, concerts, and film festivals. 

The incident has sparked outrage and many social media users were indignant, demanding punishment for those responsible for the event.

Many tweets that criticized the dance performance have been taken down or removed.

‘Jazan Winter 22’, was sponsored by regional governor Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, in cooperation with a number of Saudi officials.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.