JEDDAH,Sept11: Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe has been ranked among the most beautiful women in the world, according to Wonderlist’s annual poll.
Lebanese pop singer Haifa Wehbe has been under fire for a homophobic tweet she sent out to a Twitter user on Tuesday where she wrote: “When a faggot speaks.”
Is hate speech the way to clap back at an insult? Answer: NO
Some began calling on the Twitter community to unfollow the singer
Asking for more kindness and less name-calling
“Shame on you”
The user, who many are saying insulted the singer, has since deleted his Twitter account. Nevertheless, people are coming to his defense, criticizing the singer’s attitude towards the LGBTQ community in the Arab world.
“You just disappointed and lost all your LGBTQ fans and ruined that poor guy’s life. I hope you’re happy now,” Twitter user Creole Clay wrote in the aftermath of the incident.
Following the backlash, Wehbe deleted the tweet. However, to her luck, many had already taken screenshots of the conversation.
The 41-year-old Arab pop singer ranked 10th on the “2017’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Women Over 40” list that also names many global celebrities such as, Jennifer Lopez, Aishwarya Rai, Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz and Monica Bellucci.
South African beauty, actress and film producer, Charlize Theron topped the list.
“These are, no doubt, the prettiest women of the world, definitely the top 10 most beautiful women of 2017,” Wonderlist said.
“Lebanese singer and actress, Haifa Wehbe comes at number 10 position. Wehbe is one of the most notable singers in the Arab World and is considered one of the most successful Lebanese singers. In 2006, she was on People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people list,” the website said.
Last year, designer Ali Qarawi described Wehbe on his Instagram page as the “most beautiful woman on earth.”
In its “Top 10 Most Beautiful Women of 2017” list, the website named another Lebanese beauty, Mona Abou Hamze.
“Lebanese TV personality and presenter, a pop culture superstar, Mona Abou Hamze is known for her intelligence, elegant beauty and maturity. Despite being one of the most beautiful Muslim ladies, she was recognized as one of the ‘100 Most Powerful Arab Women’ by CEO Middle East magazine,” it said.