Hasan Minaj: Saudi Arabia are angry at me because a Muslim is 'airing their dirty laundry'
By Barfi Culture Team
11th February 2019

At the beginning of 2019, it emerged the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had forced Netflix to stop showing an episode of Hasan Minaj's show within the country, because it criticised Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS).

But the actor and comedian isn't backing off from his beef with Saudi Arabia.

In a new episode from the current affairs show, available to stream from Netflix, Minaj jumped straight back into it.

"This is Patriot Act. Or as its known in Saudi Arabia, as Error 404 Not Found."

The episode on Saudi Arabia was first broadcast in October last year. Since then the controversy has made the show even more prominent.

"I still can't believe we got Saudi Arabia to issue its own Muslim ban," he added.

He ends by saying:

"This isn’t about just censoring one episode of a TV show. It’s about the precedent. Because as tech companies keep expanding, they’re going to keep running into more vague censorship laws — laws that can allow governments to pull any content at any time."

"Ultimately, [Saudi Arabia] doesn’t care about 'immoral content' that impinges on religious values. They’re mad that a Muslim is airing out their dirty laundry."

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