Sex and the pious state don't mix.
Sama El-Masry's absurd video for her song Ahmed, El Shebsheb Daa3, got everyone pretty hot under the collar with social media ablaze with derogatory comments aimed at the controversial belly dance. Despite changing the lyrics from Hamasa’s musical hit A7a El Shebsheb Daa3 to a more family friendly version, the music video was anything but.
It was found out this year that Egyptian government spies were using Grindr to identify homosexuals and then arresting them as a consequence, the story made international news, and eventually Grindr in Egypt included a warning.
An innocent looking fanpage entitled Humans of Egypt turned out not to be a parody of the New York version but a strange forum for semi-nude oversized men and women in sexually explicit scenarios. The page was found out to be run by a popular Egyptian blogger @5orm who began to tell us his story of Egypt's 'sexual revolution'.
The first belly dancing reality show in Egypt 'El Raqissa' was pulled off the air after just one episode on Kahera wel Nas, following condemnation by top Muslim clerics in Egypt claiming that the show is a corrupting influence.