Dramatic Regrets

by Matthew Shaffer

One of the more amusing stories in recent days is that of Tamer Hosni, an Egyptian pop-music star (search his name on Google to hear some of his cheesy melodies). Last week, he had appeared on Egyptian state T.V. urging protesters to go home. He evidently felt bad about this, switched sides, and, this weekend, tried to give a speech to protesters expressing his support in Tahrir square. The protesters did not so easily forget his past support for the regime, and booed him down. This, evidently, made him feel very sad, as expressed in this video which has become an internet sensation:

 

 

Heck, with capricious celebrities melodramatically inserting themselves into political affairs, maybe the Egyptians really are ready for liberal democracy.

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