The name of the Moroccan comedian, “Abdelali Lamhar”, known as “Talis”, topped social networking sites in Morocco after he was accused of “insulting” Moroccan women.
This came after a comic link presented by Talis during a ceremony honoring the Moroccan national team coach, Walid Regraki, and his players for their achievement in the Qatar World Cup 2022, in the presence of the President of the Royal Moroccan Football University, Faouzi El-Kagaa, and the Minister of Culture, Mohamed Mahdi Bensaïd, along with the players, Yahya Gebran, Yahya Atiyatallah, and Radha. Technological, in addition to other sporting events.
In a paragraph that was supposed to be humorous, Abdelali Lamhar made insulting statements, as he talked about “Moroccan cheerleaders during the World Cup, using phrases that degrade the value of women and incite harassment.”
Talis’ statements sparked angry reactions on social networks, to the extent that the artist, Sanaa Akroud, broke her silence by posting on Instagram.
Akroud wrote: “A joke or a comedic situation is a dangerous psychological and linguistic combination whose danger lies in its sensitivity.”
She added, “A thin and fragile thread separates comedy from absurdity, joke from insult, so beware of your methods and language, for either you honor our culture and upbringing or expose our social and psychological disabilities and imbalances.”
Returning to social networking sites, many considered that Thales’ words carried a great insult to Moroccan women.
Dozens of Moroccan activists also denounced and denounced what was issued by Thales, and demanded that he “make an official apology to women and not insult her in his comedic performances,” and stressed that he “crossed red lines.”
Others considered that what Thales had done was similar to what Moroccans were experiencing at the political, cultural and social levels.
Regional coordination of the Moroccan Forum for Human Rights
- For its part, the regional coordination of the Moroccan Forum for Human Rights issued a statement in solidarity with Moroccan women against Thales.
- The statement read, “The regional coordination of the Moroccan Forum for Human Rights in Marrakech has unfortunately followed the exit of the artist, nicknamed “Talis”, in one of the concerts held in honor of the Atlas Lions two days ago by the National Association for Media and Publishers on the occasion of the historic achievement achieved by the national elements in the World Cup Qatar 2022 with the arrival of the national team. Moroccan for the semi-finals. This ceremony, which was attended by the president of the Royal Moroccan Football League, the coach of the Moroccan national team, some players for the Moroccan team, as well as government officials and athletes, as well as the national media, was known as an unfortunate and unjustified exit from the artist “Talis”, in which he insulted Moroccan women in a comic way. Disgusting and in front of the eyes and ears of the audience.”
- Accordingly, the regional coordination of the Moroccan Forum for Human Rights in Marrakech condemns in the strongest terms this immoral behavior on the part of the artist “Thales”, in which he despised the Moroccan woman, who is considered one of the pillars of our society and in our lives because she represents the mother, sister and daughter. Without her, we would not be in this life, the woman and the man An essential partner in society.
- He added, “The regional coordination of the Moroccan Forum for Human Rights in Marrakech is also calling on the aforementioned artist to present an official apology to Moroccan women and also to Moroccans for this unfortunate comic episode in front of government officials, athletes and national media.”