Published in Hot Arabic Music
Just like their counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt, Syrian activists released their own list of celebrities in their country who are either supporting the regime or opposing the protests in their country. Needless to say many of those celebrities had stands on other Arab revolutions, but when it comes to their own country, they do not care to offer words of support or even an opinion. I happen to believe that those list like the black list and hall of shame lists make entertainers think twice before they speak in favor of the oppressive regime and its tactics.
While hundreds have been killed, injured and imprisoned in that country, those celebrities keep on pretending nothing happens in Syria. The list will likely grow as the protest grows and we will be watching.
Abbas Al Nouri, an A list Syrian actor has told a number of print media, that if those people had any demands, there is no need for a revolution. Negotiations will solve it and there is no need to bring unrest to Syria. The actor has also said, “The youth on Facebook is trying to copy Tunisia and Egypt”, the actor seems to be living in his own ivory tower when he was reported to have said, “The protest are only in Daraa, all other parts are quite”
Syrian actor Rasheed Assaf has said, “As a Syrian, I am with the regime, I defend it and I want it to stay”, “Because the regime has many nationalistic and patriotic achievements” Say like killing unarmed civilians and throwing anyone in jail. Rasheed has also added, “We need gradual social reform, and the regime has been doing that” Like kicking the native residents of Damascus and giving their property to the Assad followers.
Duraid Laham, the iconic and legendary Syrian actor who has supported all protests in all Arab countries stopped offering his support and endorsement to protesters in Syria. The actor who speaks like Gamal Abdel Nasser when it comes to Syria he speaks like a true brown noser has been the unofficial spokesperson for the brutal regime.
Syrian actress Laura Abu Al Saad has also endorsed the Syrian leader as she was quoted tp have said, “I support the grand Syrian leader Bashar Al Assad”, something tells me this lady will go back and try to re define the meaning of the world “support”. She has also said on TV that the protest are to support the President of Syria.