In the latest Arab hashtag targeting women's personal actions, two ladies have been subjected to criticism for fangirling over Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
In a video that has been widely shared online, the female fans donning abayas and hijabs are seen embracing Alama while posing in a photo with him prior to his concert in Jeddah.
The video has drawn mixed reactions online, with the hashtag #سعوديات_في_حضن_راغب_علامه (Saudi women embracing Ragheb Alama) making it to the top Twitter trends in the kingdom.
After the concert, Alama took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the experience, writing, "Words cannot describe how amazing the night I spent with the Saudi audience was."
Additionally, while speaking to An-Nahar, Alama praised King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to modernize the kingdom.
Following the concert, the video of the female fan's backstage encounter with Alama began circulating online. It captures the two women, whose nationalities remain unconfirmed, excitedly hugging Alama and posing for a photo with him.
People had a lot to say about the video, with some users deeming the women's reaction as inappropriate and others considering it completely normal.
Here is a roundup of people's thoughts on the incident:
Many think it was not "socially acceptable"
Saying the women let their emotions get out of control
Saudis believe the women are not Saudi
"To those who believe the women are Saudi: Where are your minds? Who would believe that about a Saudi woman, with her modesty and purity? A Saudi woman is not that easy nor cheap, even if people tried to frame her. A Saudi woman is hard to get and can only be reached by someone worthy."
Unfortunately, even women bashed the female fans
Derogatory phrases were used
"First of all, these prostitutes are not Saudi, but rather naturalized citizens. Secondly, these cheap figures don't represent any genuine Saudi girl. Thirdly, such women are the ones asking for the end to male guardianship, demanding freedom, traveling without a male guardian and driving. Finally, I swear naturalization is a cancerous disease that should be prevented."