Why Are People Against Mohamed Henedy Changing His Citizenship?

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“I don’t understand how someone could give up their citizenship, forget about their origins, and leave a huge part of their identity like that,” Nouran Mohamed, 25, marketing manager, told Egyptian Streets. “There are thousands of Egyptians who have other citizenships, but still call themselves Egyptian, why is he a ‘Saudi artist’?” Mohamed Henedy announced on 25 January that he obtained Saudi Arabian citizenship, and fans are still outraged to this day. Henedy, known for being one of the best Egyptian Comedians of the 21st century, continues to spark controversy across different social media platforms every time his name is mentioned next to the words, ‘Saudi Arabia.’ Henedy’s announcement was through a tweet on X (formerly known as Twitter). He said, “The greatest honor is that I have had the privilege of obtaining the citizenship and passport of the land of the Two Holy Mosques.” Most of his Saudi Arabian fans congratulated him and welcomed him warmly to Saudi Arabia. However, one user replied, “Now I feel protective over my Saudi identity.” On the other hand, Egyptian fans resorted to mockery and started renaming his films, making them more relevant…

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