Is this the man "too sexy" for Saudi Arabia?
Published 26/04/2013 | 16:14
Saudi authorities believe his smouldering looks will distract the country's female residents.
There's no doubt that Omar Borkan Al Gala is a handsome man. But, is he illegally attractive?
The poet and actor is believed to be one of three men who were kicked out of a cultural festival in Saudi Arabia after he was considered "too handsome" for the women present, who may have fallen for him.
Arabic newspaper Elaph reported earlier this week that three men were forcibly removed from the grounds by religious police, who deemed their collective good looks as "too handsome" for the event. “A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission members feared female visitors could fall for them,” the newspaper said.
Steps were then taken to return the men to l Abu Dhabi.
The identities of the three men have yet to be confirmed by authorities, but it is believed that Omar is one of them. And he seems to enjoy his new fame as an internet sensation, posting a link to his Facebook wall with an article about the event, adding: "This is what written in newspapers in over the world."
Nearly 200,000 people already 'like' the actor on the social networking site, where he frequently posts stanzas from his poetry. "The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides," he says in one entry.