Lebanese artist Najwa Karam never really created any controversy except for the fact that she made a complete comeback looking like an entirely different person who seemed to have discovered the fountain of youth, (and by the way whoever was in charge of that makeover really did a good job.)
But on last week’s Mtv Lebanon’s Talk Of The Town show, the 46 year old songstress was asked by host Mona Abou Hamze to list different men, that if combined, would make her ideal man. Two of her choices were utterly appalling not to mention extremely disappointing from someone with her influence.
First she chose Hitler, yes you read correctly, Adolf Hitler, she said, for his “charisma” and his ability to carry out a speech. The sad part is no one really raised an eyebrow or even attempted to challenge that irresponsible and ignorant reply. How is it that in this day and age, a public figure, specifically a somewhat liberal woman, would advocate or publicly applaud a characteristic of HITLER?
Her first choice was so shocking that no one really noticed her absurd final choice when she proudly announced very matter-of-factly that she would also choose Aristotle Onassis “for his money!” Now why would a platinum, best-selling artist whose probably acquired significant funds from her successful career still choose a man for his fortune? What sort of message does that send out to hard working women?
Thank you Najwa Karam, for using your influence to spread such dangerous ethical values and low moral standards to young Arab women in the Middle East.
Update: It was brought to my attention that Najwa Karam is in fact L’Oreal’s first Arab ambassador and spokesperson as well as the face of L’Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair. I’m curious to see how L’Oreal plans to handle this “situation”
Watch Najwa’s verbal diarrhea at the 33:51 mark