For many years the Ramez Galal Ramadan prank show has raised much controversy for its extreme and violent measures in pranking celebrities. However, this year the program has surpassed controversy and blatantly crossed the lines of basic HUMAN RIGHTS and SANITY.
What’s new this year is early into the episode Ramez Galal actually reveals his identity to the pranked celebrity, thus from the very beginning the celebrity knows they’ve been tricked into something they did not sign up for.
What happens next is a scene from a “Concentration Camp”. The celebrity remains tied and constricted and receives a series of torturing actions including; being electrocuted, dipped in water, swayed around the room in a way that causes nausea and panic. Meanwhile Ramez humiliates them by asking them to sing a certain song of praise to him and to repeat humiliating statements about themselves in return for their freedom.
Why is this year’s show 100 times more catastrophical than previous years?
In the past there was the trick element created a boundary where the objective of the show was not the pain itself but the trick, with the pain often being a desired and “funny” consequence of an activity that is not known to be painful and seems “fun”, but somehow becomes accidentally thrilling and dangerous on the show (e.g. extremes sports, flying, etc.). However, here the objective is bluntly INFLICTING PAIN and celebrating uncandid psychological and physical torture and abuse, which qualifies as a crime initself.
I am calling on mental health practitioners, doctors, educators, community leaders, parents, intellects, artists, and any responsible citizen to boycott the show and demand the halt of it’s airing, while demanding that all future similar shows be evaluated by mental health practitioners and rated for age appropriateness.
|Receiver:||Egyptian and Arab television and platform audiences|