The people of Oman were nearly the latest victims of the wave of unacceptable sexiness sweeping the Middle East. After the Saudi religious police swiftly deported three dangerously handsome Emirati men, Oman made equally quick work of Justin Bieber:
The raucous teen, who announced that he was cancelling the gig earlier this week, reportedly upset Muslim leaders in the Islamic country who deemed him ‘too sexy.’…
‘People didn’t want him coming to Oman. He was called a reprobate and words were used like debauchery and Haraam, which in Islam means a sinful act that displeases God.’…
[I]t has been reported that the star had faced a backlash from a number of anti-Bieber groups in anticipation of his arrival in Oman.
‘In Islamic countries you can’t run around with your shirt off,’ added the source, alluding to the numerous occasion [sic] when the pop sensation has been spotted wandering around bare-chested in public.
Via Meadia believes in free speech and the right of people to access the music and entertainment they want, especially when it does no harm to themselves or others.
That said, this is one instance in which our hearts aren’t bleeding very much. Life in Oman will go on without Justin Bieber, just as it will in America someday.
[Justin Bieber image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons]