Delegates from the UAE were attending the Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Riyadh, when religious police officials stormed the stand and evicted the trio because ‘they were too handsome’, reported an Arabic newspaper.
“A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds that they were too handsome and that the Commission (for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices) members feared female visitors could fall for them,” the newspaper reported.
Saudi Arabia is a deeply religious and conservative society, which forbids women from interacting with unrelated males.
The UAE released an official statement indicating that the religious police were anxious over the unexpected presence of an unnamed female artist in the pavilion.
Photos: 'Dangal' girls Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh's dinner outing
Photos: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah spotted at the Mumbai airport
Photos: Rakhi Sawant to play Honeypreet in Ram Rahim biopic
Photos: Arvind Kejriwal asks Kamal Haasan to join politics
Photos: TV actress who played goddesses on the small screen