Reham Saeed- photo courtesy of her official Facebook page
CAIRO – 24 August 2019: Controversial T.V. host Reham Saeed was suspended by the Egyptian Media Syndicate on Saturday over humiliating obese people in her talk show.
Saeed was interrogated by the Supreme Council for Media Regulation for accusation of insulting ‘obese women’ on Friday after the National Council for Women (NCW) has filed a complaint against her. Saeed humiliated obese people in a talk show “Sabaya with Reham Saeed” on Al-Hayah T.V. channel saying “Obese people are dead. They are burdens to their families, burdens to the state. Fat people causes eyesore.”
The syndicate announced that Saeed is not a member at the syndicate, ordering not practice the profession of journalism until rectify her legal situation.
Her comments stirred people’s anger and resentment, calling for her sacking. Late Friday, Al-Hayah T.V. channel announced the suspension of Saeed’s program.
On her official social media platforms of Facebook and Instagram, Saeed announced that she quitted and will never practice her profession as a T.V. anchor or an actress, saying that she was stressed for 16 year due to her profession. Saeed that claimed that she was countered by a systematic campaign on social media.
In February 2018, Saeed was jailed over charges of inciting child abduction and selling through her TV show, Sabaya el-Kheir, aired by the privately owned channel Al Nahar. In October 2015, Saeed’s show, Sabaya el-Kheir, faced suspension and she was investigated for using private pictures for a sexual harassment victim and airing it in her show.
The whole incident took place after a CCTV video of a Cairo shopping mall went viral on Facebook of a man slapping a woman, named Somaia, in the face after a short conversation, Saeed interviewed Somaia, then aired private pictures of the woman, including one of her wearing a bathing suit.
Saaed has conducted several interviews which caused lashes waves against her, starting with interviewing an atheist woman and kicking her out in the middle of the episode, to meeting with girls who claimed to be possessed and others inside a prostitution house.
Long lists of accusations and social media rage waves hit Saeed more than once for alleged defaming victims and fabricating cases; however still Saeed manages to continue her show.
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CAIRO - 23 August 2019: T.V. host Reham Saeed was interrogated by the Supreme Council for Media Regulation for accusation of insulting 'obese women'. The National Council for Women (NCW) has filed a complaint against Saeed after she humiliated obese people in a talk show "Sabaya with Reham Saeed" on Al-Haya T.V.