Supreme Media Regulatory Council Bans SNL Bel 3araby Over ‘Sexual Phrases and Insinuations’

This Sunday, Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council decided to suspend the widely famous comedy TV show, Saturday Night Live (SNL) Bel 3araby from ON Entertainment.

The statement sent by the council “confirmed that the programme has consistently used sexual phrases and insinuations that cannot be presented to viewers, and violates ethical and professional criteria”.

The show that started back in 2016 is an adaptation of the US SNL. It follows the same format where they feature a celebrity guest and create various comedy sketches. SNL Bel3araby ran for 4 seasons before the suspension decision came in.

No further news are known as the show producers, actors and management team refuse to speak about the issue publicly.