Omar Borkan Al Gala. He is sexy. Isn’t he?
He is a poet, photographer, and an actor. He looks too sexy because of his qualities. He was one of those handsome men who were deported from Saudi Arabia for being ‘too handsome’.Saudi authorities feared that all Saudi women would be crazy for three handsome men.
Saudi authorities were really very intelligent and wise! If Omar Borkan were in the Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Riyadh, it would have been a disaster. No woman would have looked at anything else in the festival but Omar and two other beautiful men. Saudi women were so sick and tired for being suppressed that they could leave their husbands and children for those brown and handsome.
Handsome men came from the UAE. So the Saudi authorities could deport them from Saudi Arabia. But what if some Saudi men are found too sexy and too handsome? Saudi authorities would not be able to deport them from their own country. In that case they should seriously think of forcing sexy men to wear burqas. All beautiful women wear burqas in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Society is now calm and quiet. If all beautiful men wear burqas, everybody will find tranquility they need. Ugly fat men can walk around freely. No one looks at them anyway.
I like Omar. I tell you the truth why I like him so much. I like him for wearing eye-liner. His eye-liner has made him look so cute and yummy!
too hot to handle 😛
Ernest Valdemar (@ErnestValdemar) says
I suspect that the old Saudi clerics in this case are less concerned with controlling the lustful thoughts of young Saudi women than controlling the lustful thoughts of old Saudi clerics.
A. Noyd says
Saudi Arabia: moving towards treating men and women more equally in the most ridiculous way possible.
Also, yes to eye liner, no to Photoshop. He’d be way better looking in some of those pics if they left off with the manipulation.
That last one makes me think, “George Michael with a narrow jaw.”
See, there, they can ban him for having sexy eyes even if he wears a burqa. Case closed!
And people ask why I blog under a pseudonym…
Taslima Nasreen says
Please show your picture cuttle, I am dying to see you.
For my taste he’s overdoing the dreamy eyes bit in the pictures, but yep, handsome guy. Then again, I’ve seen lots of similarly handsome guys in Arab countries, so if Saudi authorities are scared that this one man will, just by virtue of his beauty, distract all Saudi women, there are 2 possibilities:
1) Saudi men are untypically ugly for regional standards,
2) Saudi authorities and the ideology they follow are based in insecurity and feeling inferior.
I guess it’s the second one, and I suspect that’s a part of why they feel such an urgent need to oppress women: These men are afraid that really no woman would like/look at/sleep with/want to have anything to do with them if they had any choice. How ironic that it’s really the way they act that makes them so extremely undesirable.
born in east LA says
thumbs up to your comment, Ysanne
M B says
Well, I’d like to see his teeth, wouldn’t it be funny if they were all crooked out ? lol otherwise: dreamy
Wow, what utterly paranoid fear of human sexuality. The Saudis must be bent on making their country into some kind of ‘fun is outlawed’ dystopia.
Kilian Hekhuis says
“He is sexy. Isn’t he?” “His eye-liner has made him look so cute and yummy!”
I feel that if a male blogger would say this about a good-looking woman, it would be deemed mysoginist or at least sexist. Now that a feminst says such things, it’s supposedly ok?
Actually, a male blogger commenting about how attractive he finds some woman in photos that she expressly had taken to showcase her beauty/attractiveness, and in a context that is directly related to said attractiveness, it’s totally fine.
Because in that case, the looks are actual topic of discussion.
What is rightly deemed sexist is when in a discussion about some completely unrelated topic suddenly a woman’s looks are brought up, usually to evade any actual arguments she makes by trying to devalue her on the basis of her sexual attractivity to some random guy.
Happens very rarely to men, for some reason.
Kilian Hekhuis says
The only newsworthy was that the particular person was denied access somewhere for being “too pretty”. This is of course rediculous, and needs public attention. But when the remainder of the blog post are pictures of the person (a *lot* of pictures) and remarks like he’s “yummy”, I’m sorry, that plainly [i]is[/i] sexist. You can make sexist remarks that are on topic. Again, imagine a male blogger, blogging about how some famous actress or model is denied access somewhere because she is too pretty, then post 10 bikini-clad images of her and saying how “cute” and “yummy” she is.
The pictures are the “see for yourself” evidence for how the guy in question looks. Which does add quite an interesting detail for just how absurd the story is.
Also, these aren’t pictures where the actual thing that the person in them is doing is completely ignored in favour of his looks. The guy actively had these photos taken and published to show off just how handsome he is, and the only thing he does in them is trying very hard to conform to the stereotype of women’s dreams (i.e. look great, be a bit unshaven but at the same time well-groomed, have “sensual” lips and dark, soft eyes and a brooding expression that probably tries to convey thoughtfulness and depth of emotion).
Acknowledging that the looking-good part works is exactly what he aimed for with these photos.
As to how this is acknowledged — “cute” and to a slightly lesser degree “yummy” are just that: Saying “I think he looks pretty.” No entitlement to his body/attention/service. No putting down or disregarding that he’s a person. Totally different from the kind of remark that says “I find her attractive and therefore have the right to use her for my pleasure” (usually with shorter, less abstract and more genitalia-related wording 😉 ).
See the difference?
Kilian Hekhuis says
“See the difference?” – Not quite. Again, this blogpost was about the fact that the guy was expelled for being too handsome, not the fact that Taslima stumbled upon the photos of some handsome guy who she felt the need to comment on. It doesn’t matter that he actively had these pictures taken, that’s irrelevant.
born in east LA says
thanx for the eye candy
Taslima Nasreen says
I always give more importance to comments. Most of the times I find comments are more interesting and intellectual than the main articles.
I agree wd Killian…..The Yummy remark z sexist……he z a human….not sphagetti…….the problem wd us z that we r more men,women etc than humans…..i find the objectificatn of humans as a potential threat to humansm……can not we rspct each othr jst bcz we r humans……..a.k.a
living beings right……..???
Its not a burqa if you’re gonna write a article at least do your research.
Gema Jastia says
Hes handsome, kind, smart, and a great businessman. He’s educated, and even gives to charities a lot. But I still keep cheating! Why cant I control this? Am I depressed? Maybe its a victimless crime because no one is getting hurt. What are your thoughts?
It was that pic in the purple garb that drew me to this site to ask “Who is this beautiful man??”
he so cute <3
ohhhh i am in love.
Sahir Bilal says
Cute faces are always disrupted
not my type too much of a pretty boy vibe
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He’s lucky to have been deported from Saudi Arabia. His life will be better pretty much anywhere else in the world. Good looks open a lot of doors for men, and he can do almost anything he’d like to do in a society that treats its citizens like humans.
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