An actress is facing possible jail time after she wore a see-through dress at a film festival in Cairo, Egypt.
Rania Youssef,44, is scheduled to appear in court next month after she was charged with public obscenity for wearing a see-through dress that exposed her legs. The complaint was filed by two lawyers, Amro Abdelsalam and Samir Sabri. Sabri stated Youssef did not show respect for herself when she wore the controversial dress to the film festival.
“[She] did not meet societal values, traditions and morals and therefore undermined the reputation of the festival and the reputation of Egyptian women in particular”
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Youseff could possibly spend five years in jail if she is found guilty for wearing the dress. Other attendees were also criticized for wearing outfits that did not represent the morality of Egypt and its people. Youseff also apologized for the outfit on her social media page and said she did not know it would cause an uproar.
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“It was the first time that I wore it and I did not realise it would spark so much anger. I reaffirm my commitment to the values upon which we were raised in Egyptian society”