A video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday purports to show Aliaa al-Mahdy, known as the “nude Egyptian blogger” being forcibly removed from a crowd of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
Mahdy sparked outrage in Egypt and across the Arab world earlier this month when it was discovered she posted a full-frontal nude photograph of herself on the Internet.
There’s been no shortage of criticism for the 20-year-old’s bold move, as the comment section under the YouTube video demonstrates. One commenter wrote, “She completely deserved it. She has to learn a person cannot compensate a bad thing with ‘the worst’ thing.” “She deserves to be burnt in hell,” writes another critic.
[Post-Edit: A message from Mahdy’s boyfriend, Kareem Amer, posted on her Facebook late Friday night – says the girl in the video is not Aliaa, but another unidentified woman.]