#1 Posted by Aiden Cross (15569 posts) - - Show Bio

It’s a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem for three men who have reportedly been deported from Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome.”

The men were visiting Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates to attend the annual Jenadrivah Heritage & Cultural Festival in Riyadh. They were apparently minding their own business when members of Saudi Arabia’s religion police entered the pavilion and forcibly removed them from the festival. Their offense? They were considered “too handsome” to stay for fear that women would find them irresistible, according to the Arabic-language newspaper Elaph.

“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 reported this week, as quoted on the website Arabian Business. The Emirati men were subsequently deported to Abu Dhabi. In Saudi Arabia women are largely prohibited from interacting with unrelated males.

After the incident, the UAE released an official statement indicating that the religious police may have been on high alert due to the unplanned (and, we assume, unnerving) presence of an unnamed female artist, reported the Telegraph. It’s unclear whether the men were evicted in relation to that incident, however.

Read more:

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/04/17/saudi-arabia-deported-men-for-being-too-handsome/#ixzz2QnNjUDIv

**Sigh** Just goes to show how women are viewed there and how insecure the men are. They recently allowed the women to drive though.. one step forward, two steps back >_>

#2 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Ohhhh nooooo!!!!! How will I, with my cosmic handsomeness be welcome in Saudi Arabia then...

*Looks at the mirror....

Oh wait... I'm very safe.... Nyahahahaha!

#3 Edited by russellmania77 (15436 posts) - - Show Bio

why didnt they just put a berka on him? lol

#4 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

why didnt they just put a berka on him? lol

Cause he's a male... And you know those countries... Only females can be ninjas...

#5 Edited by Pyrogram (38536 posts) - - Show Bio

I know where I am not going holiday.

#6 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank God I wasn't born there. I wouldn't want to be deported out of my own country (hurr hurr).

But in all seriousness, this is just ridiculous. One step forward, two steps back indeed. Least it makes for a humorous anecdotal story at cocktail parties.

#7 Edited by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow.

#8 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (17466 posts) - - Show Bio

This is insane...

#9 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (17466 posts) - - Show Bio

why didnt they just put a berka on him? lol

whats a berka?

#10 Posted by russellmania77 (15436 posts) - - Show Bio

@russellmania77 said:

why didnt they just put a berka on him? lol

whats a berka?

berka derka lol jk, i spelled it wrong its actually burka, its clothing that covers your face

#11 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (17466 posts) - - Show Bio

@princearagorn1 said:

@russellmania77 said:

why didnt they just put a berka on him? lol

whats a berka?

berka derka lol jk, i spelled it wrong its actually burka, its clothing that covers your face

oops, I actually knew what burka is, but Idk why berka could be a misspell of burka didn't just occur to me 0.0

#12 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

@russellmania77 said:

why didnt they just put a berka on him? lol

whats a berka?

A Burka is a traditional middle eastern article of clothing that is worn by women usually as a practice of Islam ( or I think that's the reason. I don't know nearly enough about Islam.)

Think of Dust from New X-Men.

#13 Posted by BlackReaper (595 posts) - - Show Bio

Us handsome men have it hard.

#14 Posted by laflux (16002 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram said:

I know where I am not going holiday.

Umm Sweden

#15 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (17466 posts) - - Show Bio

@thegreyoutcastx: Uh I know what it is.. I just forgot about it, and berca doesn't exactly sound like burka..

#16 Posted by KingOfAsh (3611 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure if I'm allowed to say this, but I'll take the risk...

Are you shitting me?

#17 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

lol Yea because women are just slaves to their own carnal lust and sex organs. Dudes over there must be 2s then.

#18 Posted by kuonphobos (4898 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't imagine that the Saudi Office for the Detection and Deportation of Handsome Fellows will be very busy.

#19 Edited by Samimista (20717 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol! That's so ridiculous! xD I guess Handsome Jack isn't welcome there then.~

#20 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio

Jealous much?

#21 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know about you, but if I were that guy, I would be celebrate! "Oh yeah, I've been busy... you know getting kicked out of a COUNTRY for being too handsome!" *slicks back hair*

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#22 Edited by Samimista (20717 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know about you, but if I were that guy, I would be celebrate! "Oh yeah, I've been busy... you know getting kicked out of a COUNTRY for being too handsome!" *slicks back hair*

LMAO!

#23 Posted by consolemaster001 (5604 posts) - - Show Bio

Saudi Arabia: The only country in the world where you can get deported for being handsome.

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#24 Edited by nerdork (4038 posts) - - Show Bio

I was wondering why they made me leave!

JK :P

#25 Edited by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by Aiden Cross (15569 posts) - - Show Bio

@Guardiandevil83 Exactly, everyone knows when women see a hot guy they immediately jump on him and hump him till she's dry. They have no restraint, nor are men able to say no.

However, i guess this means there aren't Saudi Arabian men that are handsome?... >_>

#27 Posted by Samimista (20717 posts) - - Show Bio

@deranged_midget: =D Maybe he's the guy Saudi Arabia deported! xD After all he gets all the ladies on HIMYM lol.

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#29 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

LMFAO

#30 Posted by ColonelRunAway (370 posts) - - Show Bio

#31 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by King Saturn (224210 posts) - - Show Bio

The real question is : Why would you want to go to Saudi Arabia if you looking Fly ? Go to London or Paris or Rome... go somewhere you will have your Flyness respected.

:P

#33 Edited by mikethekiller (8412 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I guess that guy has something to brag about now. Not many people can say they got kicked out of a country for being too attractive.

#34 Posted by ARMIV2 (8534 posts) - - Show Bio

The jokes...hilarious.

The reality...stupid.

#35 Edited by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I guess that guy has something to brag about now. Not many people can say they got kicked out of a country for being too attractive.

"What brings you to London Airport, sir?"

"Well...." *flashes smile, eye twinkle*

#36 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11122 posts) - - Show Bio

Aww man I always wanted to go to Saudi Arabia,but *look at mirror* I just can't it'd be too dangerous for me.

#37 Edited by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

That was the worst trip of my life.

#38 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my.

In keeping with the funny tone of the thread, I did find this picture submitted as the possible culprits of inducing female lustiness:

(it remains unverified...)

However, on a more serious note - there are claims that the three men in question were removed for other reasons and the term "handsome" was used to soothe their ruffled feathers although some Saudis have mentioned the issue is that Islam discourages men from wearing clothes which would highlight the male form in terms of muscularity. You know, those lovely tight shirts and tight pants, or the baring of biceps. Apparently that's a no go in the country as well.

Also to clarify -- women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, it's more that the prince has indicated his willingness to allow it to happen, citing economic benefit to the tune of increased employment, etc. So -- nope. Fatima stays in the back seat for now.

#39 Edited by kuonphobos (4898 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm...I wonder what the Saudi stance on tattoos is exactly?

Is that Joe Fiennes on the right?

What is that at the bottom of the image? Smoke or the gentle fluttering of black lady veils?