Multiple times now I’ve seen the video for a famous Arabic song where the singer is the driver and his love-interest is the indifferent woman he’s driving. She is, it being an Arabic video of course, dressed in something slinky and low-cut and wearing probably five pounds worth of make-up and hair extensions. Where is the hypocrisy in this?
There are multiple birds-eye-view shots from above that pretty much aim right down into her cleavage. Whatever right? Then comes the portion of the video where she withdraws a cigarette and smokes it…
THAT PORTION IS BLURRED OUT!!!!!
Massive amounts of cleavage? Sure, why not.
A woman smoking? BLASPHEMY!
Sometimes I just don’t understand the Middle East.
I know I’m going to get back to the US and watch movies I watched in the theaters here and find massive portions of kissing/sex scenes that were not in the version I first saw.
No big deal, the only time I noticed it was watching ‘Wanted’ and the editing job was REALLY BAD.
Oh, and another thing. Songs in Arabic that include bad words or sexually explicit lyrics are properly banned here, but it is extremely common to walk into restaurants, be waiting for the movie to begin, or be shopping in stores and hear uncensored versions of 50 Cent and Eminem rap songs. Every other word is a cuss word and the entire song is about chasing a particularly fine piece of ass.
Seriously people, just because its in English doesn’t make it ok.