Kuwaiti TV Host Fired Over Complaints About Her Clothes
A Kuwaiti game show host is having the worst time with Eid just around the corner as she was fired on a live show she was hosting. According to some reports, Amal Al Awadhi was hosting her show in a white dress on state-run Kuwait Television (KTV1) during which she received tonnes of angry complaints over the clothes she was wearing on air, especially when Ramadan is still on.
The television presenter in Kuwait was fired , just minutes before her live show was about to end. The complaint was that her outfit was inappropriate for Ramadan. The 29-year-old, who also works as an actress, says she is not sure why she was fired from her job.
Al Awadhi took to social media to ask Kuwait’s Ministry of Information for a clarification over her clothes, which has officially been termed as ‘inappropriate’
According to Arab Times, “She had provoked negative reactions during the last few episodes of the show, which led the management of KTV channel to suspend her from the show.”
Al Awadhi co-hosts a popular game show called “The Winning Touch”. She is a social media person and loves to post pictures of behind-the-scenes from the sets of the daily show on her official Instagram account.
The last few photos were during the holy month of Ramadan. She posted photos in white dress and was reportedly fired. The allegations indicate a calf-length white dress. Social media users speculated the dress may have been the cause of her suspension. It was reportedly deemed “inappropriate” for Ramadan by some viewers, reported local media. It was also reported that the TV presenter had been suspended after multiple repeated warnings.
According to StepFeed, Al Awadhi took to Snapchat soon after and said: “I heard someone saying, ‘Take Amal Al Awadhi off air now, or I’ll shut down the channel.'”
“Because my show was airing during Ramadan… I took care of what I wore and how I spoke,” she added
On Instagram, she expressed concerns, hoping to get a proper clarification from Kuwait’s Ministry of Information as to why exactly she was suspended and said she respected the modest dress code imposed on all TV presenters on state TV.
Since the incident, support has been pouring in for her on social media:
“It’s TV, it’s entertainment… If they wanted you to dress up differently, why did they not say that before the program started, before you went live?” wondered one person.
“You got fired for that outfit? Are you kidding me? That’s disgraceful. This is 2018 and men who are still treating women like this need to get a grip on reality. I’m really sorry this happened to you and I hope you are fighting this! And for the record, you look gorgeous,” commented another.
However, detractors responded with messages like this:
“Good you’re suspended… you know that it’s Ramadan and you don’t respect us,” wrote one.
Feature Image Credit: Amal Al Awadhi / Instagram