Singer Gets 2 Years In Jail For Suggestively Eating Banana
Suggestively eating a banana in a music video has landed Egyptian singer Shaimaa Ahmed behind bars for two years.
The 25-year-old, who is known as Shyma, was arrested last month after the video for “I Have Issues” sparked a furor in conservative Egypt. In it, she is seen eating a banana in a classroom full of men and then pouring milk over several bananas.
On Tuesday, she was found guilty of inciting debauchery and publishing an indecent film. The director of the video was also sentenced to two years in jail.
Ahmed had apologized to anyone who thought the video was “inappropriate.”
Last year, three female dancers in Egypt were given six months behind bars for inciting debauchery in music videos.