In yesterday’s Music Park’s concert, which included three bands; El Morabba3, Mashrou’ Leila and Sharmoofers, a rainbow flag was raised during Mashrou’ Leila’s performance.
The incident aroused too much of a controversy since it’s still peculiar to witness any kind of LGBTQ-pride-related thing. The Internet was flooded by both supporters and opposers, and it was even mentioned in El Yom El Sabe3 and Vito gates.
The news also spread on social media platforms; Rainbow Egypt, an LGBTQI community in Egypt posted this on their Facebook page thanking everyone who raised their pride flag and acknowledged their existence for the act demanded loads of bravery in this country.
Comments on the post varied from supporting and shaming the act and the whole LGBTQI community. But that wasn’t all as the disputes continued on Twitter as well.
It's the first time that I see the rainbow flag flying in Egypt. That was so heartwarming. ?✨ pic.twitter.com/FdU71A0lIP
— fearorlaziness? (@amrhitch) September 22, 2017
While some found this heartwarming, others disagreed.
يا ريت الناس تفرق بين
"كل واحد حر و نسيب الناس في حالها"
"الله إحنا معاكم و بنشجعكم"
And this has nothing to do with their music pic.twitter.com/yrldl9wilF
— ROW (@Rowayda_Adel) September 23, 2017
Worth mentioning that it’s not the first time for Egyptians to raise a rainbow flag in a Mashrou’ Leila’s concert. On the 20th of March 2015, in Cairo Festival’s Music Tent, a rainbow flag was raised as well.
— Egypt Gay (@egy_gay) April 3, 2015
In addition, on the 18th of March 2016, in Mashrou’ Leila’s concert in the AUC, another rainbow flag was seen that Hamed Sinno, Mashrou’ Leila’s vocalist (openly gay), posted an admiring post of the deed on his Facebook account.
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