Monday, October 31, 2011

Omar... Shame on You

I don't know how many people have seen this news clip of 79 year old,  Omar Sharif slapping a woman that wanted to get a picture taken with him.  He behaved abysmally.  This happened just last week.  Here is an example of violence against women that has to be stopped.   Dr. Zhivago was one of my all time favorites.  Now,   I won't be able to watch it anymore knowing what I know about this man.  You just know if he can do this on camera, in a public forum, he's done it before.  So far, nothing has been done to him about it.  An apology has been asked for by "a leading Arab organization"  ( which is nameless apparently) but so far, he has not responded.

All I can say is "Shame on you Omar."  Frankly, I think you are an ass.


First there is a woman, all smiles that stands next to him.  Then another lady walks up.  You can only see the back of her hard and then he lashes out and her hair goes flying and he starts lecturing her in Arabic.  She looks stunned and has a smile stuck on her face.  She then goes on to get the photo op.   Boy, oh boy.   All I can say is she probably not an American.

8 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, is all I can say. I could not believe it when I watched the video. The fact that she even stayed there and still wanted a photo taken with this horrible man. Shame on you Omar, yes, shame on you.
This is NOT an acceptable form of behavior. Nobody has the right to hit another human being.

Thank you for sharing. Let's pray that something is done about this. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Laura said...

Dr. Zhivago was always one of my favorites. There was such a connection to my mom with this movie because she was Russian and loved the movie.
No more. And I'm sure my mom would have felt the same way...

Kathy said...

I can't believe the lady still wanted the photo op after all of that! What a disgusting man...shame on him!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

First of all I'm not taking up for Sharif, but I watched this 3 times and while he looks mad, I can't really tell if his hand connected with her face or he just swung it as in an angry gesture. Her hair is blowing in the wind and the fact that she is still smiling makes me question that it was an actual slap. If so, then she definitely wasn't an American! And if so, shame on Omar! I hope the man retires, he was very handsome in his younger days but he looks ready to be turned out to pasture. :D For more reasons than one!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Just the tone of his voice would be enough to make me cringe..:(

Deanna said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Even if he didn't quite connect, as Cheryl suggests, I'm pretty sure I heard a slap - and the anger in his voice! And then he realizes what he did and tries to make nice... disgusting.

Gran said...

Omar has never been one of my favorites, but that was just awful.

Mary said...

Well, he's a jerk. It actually made me jump. Man oh man...

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