File - ''Ramez Magnoon Rasmy''.
CAIRO - 2 May 2020: Famed Egyptian actor Ramez Galal filed a lawsuit against Chairperson of the Egyptian Media Syndicate Tarek Saada because of the latest decision to stop Galal’s prank program ''Ramez Magnoon Rasmy'' ( Ramez is officially Crazy) which is currently being screened on MBC Masr channel.
The Egyptian Media Syndicate's issued a decision to prevent Galal from performing any media-related activity until his legal status with the syndicate is adjusted.
The Syndicate banned as well Galal from appearing through any Egyptian media outlet iuntil his legal status is adjusted.
Galal lawyer explained that the famed Egyptian actor is member of the Syndicate of Artists, not the Media Syndicate.
Galal lawyer, Ashraf Hussein Abdel Aziz added that entertainment programs like Galal’s prank show are not considered as a media activity thus do not fall under the Media Syndicate control, according to Law No. 93 of 2016 regarding media personnel.
Abdel Aziz added that '' Ramez Magnoon Rasmy'' prank show was shot and produced in the UAE, in accordance with the UAE law not the Egyptian one.
Ramez Galal’s new Ramdan prank show named "Ramez Magnoon Rasmy" (Ramez is officially crazy) has the main theme of his previous shows; it depends completely on terrifying his guests, or "his friends" as he says, but what a way to treat your friends!! This year he has taken his problematic behavior to the next level.
In "Ramez Magnoon Rasmy", Galal places his guests on the Chair of Death then suddenly appears to them, unlike his previous prank shows where he used to disguise.
In this chair, Galal moves the guests the way he desires.
He then takes them to the next step which is being electrified. Afterwards, the guests are put in a tank, and face several horrifying animals like snakes. While suffering from all the previous, the guests have to say what Galal wants them to say and obey all his orders if they want to leave.
Ramez's pranks are accused of promoting sadism, violence and cruelty. Some say that all these guests are getting paid, but even this does not justify the humiliation and horror they go through.
Prank shows have always been strongly attached to Ramadan. For many years, the mastermind behind these shows was Galal.
Whether we agree with him or not, Galal succeeded in the last 9 years to draw the attention to his show, since the launched his first prank show in 2011 named Ramez Qalb El Asad which achieved notably high viewership.
The booming success of his first show pushed the prank show producers to recur their cooperation with Galal for 9 consecutive years. This is normal as Galal prank shows represent a lucrative business deal to its producers, and definitely to Galal himself as his contract increases every year