Saudi Arabia Reportedly Deports Men for Being ‘Too Handsome’

Three men were removed from a festival in Riyadh after it was deemed they would be too irresistible to women

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The Kingdom Tower illuminated at night on King Fahad Road in Riyadh on April 9, 2012

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 religious 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.

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“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 Vice] 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 U.A.E. released an official statement indicating that the religious police may have been on high alert because of 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.

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111 comments
mrbomb13
mrbomb13

The only reason why anyone still pays attention to Saudi Arabia is they supply us with oil.

By the year 2070 (when all that oil will be gone), they will be just another anachronistic desert kingdom that still lives in the year 800 B.C. (especially with how they treat women).

Gromby
Gromby

But it didn't matter that all three smelled like azzcrack.

harper626
harper626

I can't count the times that this has happened to me.

tymmac007
tymmac007

I was very embarrassed but what are ya gonna do?

Redman
Redman

Talk about being insecure!

jcphenry
jcphenry

Sounds like the perfect airport kiosk business: fake bad teeth, removable silicone warts and noses, strap-on "fatbody" vests.

Kiwini
Kiwini

Well that makes things more clear. The last time I was in SA I walked past a convention center and a guy on the street asked me if I would like to come in for some food and beverage. Sure, I said, and went in. Now I know that they wanted me to come in so that all the locals would look even better compared to me...

worldarab7
worldarab7

I'm from Saudi Arabia, and I heard about those young guys', they're not real men.

They are third sex (androgynous) gays.

We have in Saudi guy's  they are  very handsome, more than any other Arabs country's.

In recent times there ferocious attacks by the press against Saudi Arabia and its government and its people, we are a country to follow and maintain the religion, customs and traditions, society does not accept the third sex, and even if he we can not recite himself in front of the people.

That these young people came from the United Arab Emirates and became the pride of being from the third sex.

For this reason, were driven out of the country   

TinyBrando
TinyBrando

That's our ally in the Middle East, people.  Think about it.

JasonMcKay
JasonMcKay

I'm so glad I did not try to visit SA. I might have received the death penalty.

pendragon05
pendragon05

I bet the men were all blonds, right?

AndrewBanks
AndrewBanks

Speaking for all the plane guy here. GOOD!

Brad Pitt needs to go!

SojiBadejo
SojiBadejo

This is totally unacceptable and people involved in this dastardly act should made to face the wrath of international law.

Salz
Salz

Anyone have pics of the others? lol


unfathfully2mydead
unfathfully2mydead

Good god what are they putting in the food There ,,o.O,, hang on ladys we need the ingredients to that lol woow Lmao

MichaelVera
MichaelVera

I would love to mention this on my blog http://pokeflirt.com. Even though I write for a youtube blog. 


Where do I get permission to use this article?


It's cool and interesting to see that the dude has female and male features about him

JackMadison
JackMadison

Same thing happened to my business partner and I in a bar in Luxembourg. We were talking to local ladies in the bar and later asked to leave. Outside the establishment the owner said "because you are good looking and making the locals angry."

We both stood there in shock. I could not believe it. I mean I am not Brad Pitt and Clark, my partner is good looking, but I am just funny. I guess with his good looks and my sense of humor they felt we were a double threat.

Hilarious.

erric300
erric300

Lol Rather they should have more respect for natural beauty but Its not hard to become ugly when girl is too much pretty and boy is handsome so they should practice some tips before going to saudi arabia  and return to their original form after returning back to their country we think those men spent whole day in beauty parlour before going there that was there mistake. It is GOD gifted no one can change it like michael jackson famous singer did but he died of skin cancer.

belaglik
belaglik

If this kind of thing keeps happening, it will put The Onion out of business! 

Dr_Blowhole
Dr_Blowhole

Of course theres an answer! Why not put overly handsome men in burqa's too! they would have to be judged on their handsomeness by a bunch of religious fruitcak...sorry..leaders..before being given the coveted hi-vis red burqa's so as to warn every woman they merely viewing the extreme specimens of male pulchritude beneath the coverings could induce spontaneous panty-wetting and surprise orgasms.

PatrickM
PatrickM

This is why I am so happy to be an American. Here, my extreme handsomeness is not agaisnt the law. If I  were to live in the UAE, I would be persecuted relentlessly for my extreme good looks. In fact, I would probably be public enemy number 1. I'd be The UAE's most wanted for being so darn attractive. Most likely, my supernatural good looks would warrant a beheading for two reasons. 1. To punish me for arousing the passions of all of the women. 2. To cut off my extremely beautiful head so that my excssive handsomeness would no longer be intact.

SamSweden
SamSweden

Never mind what we think about Saudi Arabia...But this story is a bad joke and a pack of lies...

Wafalmurshadi
Wafalmurshadi

just abig and huge lie ,,,be careful of what U writting ...as to me i live here and i know it is not truth

Wafalmurshadi
Wafalmurshadi

just abig and huge lie ,,,be careful of what U writting

LaLapinNoir
LaLapinNoir

@EstellaL Look up Omar Bourkan Al Gala on YouTube...he is one of them who were expelled from Saudi Arabia.

tjeffries2000
tjeffries2000

@worldarab7 Very nicely put. I am in Saudi on business for a few months from the USA,  and have to say I love your country.

The people of Saudi are some of the nicest people I have ever been around, I have friends always telling me watch your back be safe,,, really I feel safer here and treated better than I do in the US.

trueb0b
trueb0b

@GregoryRobertGrant General Arab repression. If they were going to report this they should have at least done the guys a favor and named them.  Maybe they could get some kind of "Hot Guy" passport with diplomatic immunity.

thewholetruth
thewholetruth

@pendragon05 Blond men are not considered attractive by most women, the bottle only works for Women..Tall and Dark is what works for Women

mcelroysdroid
mcelroysdroid

@Salz I was hoping to see pictures of the men too to determine if they were indeed handsome or not.

trueb0b
trueb0b

@MichaelVera Lame self promotion. If that is the best you can do, you probably should do something else.You defintely don't get permission from the comments section.

MarkinFL
MarkinFL

@PatrickM 

You missed. The story is about Saudi Arabia. The men were from the UAE.

Note to Sam.  Satire alert. Relax a little.

unfathfully2mydead
unfathfully2mydead

Omg u got me rolling in the floor this is bye fare some funny crap Lmao

SamSweden
SamSweden

What a load of bull....PatrickM and how ignorant you are about the UAE. One can see that you are completely prejudiced against this country. UAE is one of the most modern and progressive places in the Gulf. The Americans, Europeans and people from all over who work and live in the UAE with their families are having a good life as the standard of living for them is as good as where they come from. Further more it is a tourist hub where tourists as beautiful as you are... flock the beaches and enjoy desert safari trips, and they can even ski in the first of its kind indoor ski slop...Also there are yearly international Golf competitions taking place in Dubai UAE, with Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, Grehg Norman etc...compteting, check it at google...Meanwhile beautiful, handsome PatrickM... I strongly recommend that you improve your knowledge of geography...

drhijazi
drhijazi

@tjeffries2000 @worldarab7 That's because these people are Western Worshiper .......I feel shame that by birth I speak the same language these people speak . even though I am Proud of it but most of these people are SHAME TO ARABS AND ISLAM....( I am not speaking about all saudi but probably the vast majority)

Redman
Redman

Yes,it does work for biased women.

JasonMcKay
JasonMcKay

@thewholetruth @pendragon05 

Depends on what ethnicity you have in mind when you say "most". It has worked great so far with Asian and Mediterranean women, both groups, IME, are much more passionate lovers and take better care of themselves than typical northern-euro american women.

Redman
Redman

Yes on standard of life,but no on standard of rights.

Wafalmurshadi
Wafalmurshadi

or the web site ,,or writers certainly will lose credibility & lose readera ↯