Yesterday, a new gallery opened at Salhiya titled “It’s A Man’s World” by Shurooq Amin. Around 10 PM, Shurooq was asked to close down her gallery due to complaints from “people” who reached out to the authorities. She was later notified by the police that she must immediately shutdown her gallery. They accused her work of being “pornographic” in nature. Obviously, and quite possibly, these people have not yet seen “Hairy Euro Nurses 19″.
It is a sad day when mild social commentary becomes controversy. It is even sadder when some people see it as pornography. Really people? Have you no shame? Are you that inclined to label what you do not understand or disagree with as pornography or evil?
We are not sure exactly what caused the offense, or which piece/s were to blame for the uproar. Clearly, these people do not have access to the OSN Movie channel, nor have they ever went to a Kuwaiti play in Eid. I would extend an open invitation for them to survey some real pornographic material. I wont ruin the surprise, but it contains copious amounts of nudity and people being sexually engaged. Not that I oppose pornography, but hey, one step at a time.
I know I am preaching to the choir. I know most, if not all, of our readers think this is disgusting and we can only assume that who ever called the police is probably ashamed of looking at themselves naked, because you know, 3aib. So far, we’ve just ignored them for the most part and just treated them “3ala gad 3agilhum” as they say. But this has to stop.
For those of us who have no hang ups about sex, gender and controversy and you know, generally do not have a stick up our butt. We need to do something, anything.
So I propose the following: Please talk to your friends, your mom, your dad. Explain to them why this should not be an issue. Nobody expects you to change the way the whole country thinks, but please support this serious cause, starting with people you know. They probably have no idea why they have this opinion. I strongly believe that for the most part, merely stating what you have to say will probably convince them even when/if they disagree. Logic, its simple really.
As a side note, I do not know Shurooq personally. So I am not endorsing this because I am doing anyone a favor. Actually, and as a matter of fact, I did not enjoy or agree with some of her pieces for this gallery. For instance, I thought that the piece (found below) was misandric and discriminatory. But hey, thats what “I” think. THAT IS MY OPINION. I still support her 100% in showcasing her work, despite my opinion and wish her nothing but the best of luck.
Let us not be babies about this and lets try not to ban everything we do not agree with (wow so many negatives). Let us just grow up, man khalas, we are tired of this utter bullshit. Move on, get a hobby. Look at yourself naked. Check out Hairy Euro Nurses 19. Live and let live. Mala da3y dala3.
Special thanks to @abrarshammari from ‘A Better Kuwait‘ blog, for posting about this last night and let us now.