The creators of the TV series “Mousa” broke silence on Monday following the heavy backlash the production received heavy backlash on social media after screening an offensive scene of late iconic comedian actor Ismail Yassin.
In an issued statement, the creators of the series denied any intention to ridicule the symbols of Egyptian art, especially the late actor.
The statement added that the reason behind the scenes will be clarified in the coming episodes.
All participants of the series expressed their solidarity with the statement, affirming that they are all colleagues and respect everyone who presented or continues to present creativity that everyone respects.
Yassin is one of Egypt’s and the Arab world’s most iconic comedian actors. He launched his acting career at the age of 17.
The actor got his break came when Fouad El-Gazaery gave him his first role in the film “Khalf El-Habayeb” in 1939.
In the 1960s, the actor’s health began to deteriorate. He moved to Lebanon where he participated in a number of films, and later returned to Egypt heavily in debt. He died of a heart attack in 1972.
The actor’s son, Yassin Ismail Yassin, is also a famous Egyptian film director.