Egypt Bans Statues Without Official Approval After the Public’s Massive Outrage
Seeing ridiculous-looking statues every other day is now the norm in Egypt. Our eyes cannot take it anymore, but to our relief, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail understands every Egyptian’s struggle and will hopefully make this stop.
“It is forbidden to set up or renovate statues, murals or sculptures in Egypt’s public squares unless they undergo a thorough review by the Ministry of Antiquities and Culture,” said Ismail, in response to the public’s massive outrage caused by the statues.
The latest statue to cause an outrage in Egypt is none other than the one in Sohag. The statue showed a man in uniform hugging a woman from behind. It was widely perceived as a man sexually harassing a woman, but the mayor of Sohag clarified that it was meant to be “a martyr hugging his mother.” Later on, the authorities sent orders to take down the statue, leaving only the woman holding up Egypt’s flag.
WE SAID THIS: Hopefully this puts an end, once and for all.