The famous Lebanese actress, Haifa Wehbe, led the discussions of pioneers of social networking sites in various Arab countries after her appearance in the Riyadh season.
After Wehbe appeared in a press conference that preceded her concert in the Riyadh season, tweets circulated pictures of the artist and said that “signs of aging appeared on her.”
However, the comments were not limited to that, but her tone carried a tone of schadenfreude, which was described by singers and famous followers of the Lebanese artist as “bullying the icon of the screen”, and that it is “a serious social phenomenon that indicates a deeper problem.”
Haifa Wehbe comments
Following the controversy on social media, the artist Haifa Wehbe appeared in a telephone interview with the Egyptian media, Amr Adib, and commented on the uproar caused by her pictures, and confirmed that “her appearance in her natural form on the stage represents the appropriate response to this noise.”
And she added, “Our Lord has given me many blessings that deserve thanks…and everything that you will succeed in your life will be a target… and my real response is to appear in front of millions of people live.”
And she continued: “A subject of this triviality will not stop me, or even a well-known directed campaign that is behind people whose goal is, because I was in a very sophisticated country, and in an artistic event that I envy, as it is normal for me to see people who want to make a few moves.”
And she concluded her comment, saying: “It is clear that I am a target, especially everything that our Lord gives progress and success. There are people who seek to destroy your image.”
Solidarity campaign with Haifa Wehbe
Through social networking sites, messages of support and solidarity with the Lebanese artist poured out from her wide public circle.
Her fans also confirmed the success of the concert, which was held in Riyadh, and considered that the main criterion for the artist’s popularity.
Criticism of bullying
A section of the tweeters criticized what they described as “the language of bullying, which has become common on social networking sites, due to the ease of criticizing anonymously, and indifference to the seriousness of the effects of bullying, even if it affects celebrities and artists.”
Tweeters said that “getting old is not a crime for which a person is punishable.”
And they added, “It would have been better, for everyone who would like to comment on the images of artists in a negative way, to look at themselves first.”