Syrian artist Asala Nasri has refused to make any statement about her last concert in Egypt, sparking a major crisis as Egyptian audiences boycotted her. AndMore than one Arab satellite channel tried to contact Asala over the past few days to make statements about the crisis at his last concert in Cairo, but the Syrian artist refused to comment on the matter, insisting that he was trying to cope. The crisis of the concert and the focus on his next concert, which is scheduled to take place in Kuwait on Monday, May 13, sources close to Asala told Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed.
The “Kalban” owner tried to deal with the crisis by deleting all party-related posts on social media due to the negative comments and defamation affecting his person, especially in light of viewers ignoring him. Organizers were forced to distribute free invitations to make the party less popular for her.
The attack on Asala was attributed to his remarks during a party in Saudi Arabia that he “debts glory to this country”. His statement angered many Egyptians, who accused him of denying beauty because Egypt “embraced her and her poets and composers presented her to the whole Arab world”.
During the ceremony, Asala tried to implicitly apologize for what happened: “My children speak an Egyptian dialect, all their friends are Egyptian, I am proud of Egyptian art, there is no man who denies the virtue of Egypt.”