Ramsa - (Cairo)
On Monday, the Egyptian authorities arrested a photographer for taking pictures of a dancer wearing an "inappropriate" Pharaonic costume during a photo session last week at the foot of the Saqqara pyramids, east of Cairo, according to a security source.
The source said, "The photographer of the filming session of the dancer, Salma Al-Shimi, was arrested in the archaeological area," and "he was referred to the Public Prosecution."
Elshemy, who presents herself to her followers on the Instagram application as a model, published last weekend on her social media accounts a series of photos showing her wearing a Pharaonic costume and behind her the stepped pyramid of Djoser, which was built about 4,700 years ago.
As a result, rumors spread through the media and the Internet about her arrest for “insulting” the Pharaonic civilization by dressing “indecent” and “her behavior” and violating the “filming conditions” imposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Soon there was widespread debate on social media over the issue between a defender of what Al-Shimi did and an attacker.
One of the tweeters said on Twitter, "I myself know what crime Salma El-Shimi frankly did, even wearing her is very normal."
In recent months, about ten young women "influential" (influencers) were sentenced to prison terms in recent months for publishing videos on TikTok that were deemed morally offensive.