Omar Borkan Al Gala, a poet, actor and now internet sensation, is one of three men forcibly removed from a culture festival in Saudi Arabia after religious police declared the men to be "too handsome". According to Arabic language newspaper Elaph a festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and there were concerns that female visitors could fall for them.
Until now the identities of the
three illegally handsome men has been unknown, but web speculation now
suggests that one of them could be Omar Borkan Al Gala.
Though far from being confirmation, on
his Facebook page Al Gala posted a link to an article about the deportation with
the comment: "This is what written in newspapers in over the world :)"
in a typical post the poet writes: "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."
If Al Gala is not the handsome man
mentioned he has done nothing to dampen the rumours that he is - instead
choosing to continue to post his smouldering photographs.