This is why shows like “Punk’d” don’t work out so well in the Arab World.
An Egyptian actor beat a female television host live on the air after he was told he is on an Israeli Channel.
It was supposed to be a prank – until he slapped the female host.
Via Arutz Sheva:
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Two Egyptian actors, “pranked” by an Egyptian TV station at the weekend into thinking that they were being interviewed by Israeli TV, responded furiously onscreen. Both of them attacked a man they thought was the show’s Israeli producer, and one of them, Ayman Kandeel, smashed up the studio and slapped the female host he thought was Israeli so hard that she crumpled to the floor.
Later persuaded that she was indeed Egyptian, having seen her ID card, Kandeel invited her to come to his car after the show, where he could rub some lotion for her back. She declined.
Kandeel also appeared to reach for a gun at one point, having earlier said he had one. But he didn’t pull one out, and later said he didn’t have a gun with him.
A third pranked guest, an actress, called all Israelis liars and denounced them for “whining about the Holocaust and its lousy figures.”