The man who was too hot

2013-04-28 14:00

“Send him to our country!” was the overwhelming response from women across the planet when websites this week posted photos of Omar Borkan Al Gala, the man alleged to have been expelled from a festival in Saudi Arabia for being too handsome.

Al Gala himself has neither confirmed nor denied that he is one of the ridiculously good-looking men asked to leave the conservative kingdom.

The actor, model, poet and photographer from Dubai has, however, posted links to the story on his Facebook page.

Arabic newspaper Elaph first reported the deportation by Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vices.

Al Gala and two friends were attending the Jenadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival.

Elaph reported they were escorted from the festival in case they caused women to have impure thoughts.

Saudi law prohibits women from mingling with men who are not relatives.

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