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Popular Egyptian television host says wives are servants for husbands

Popular Egyptian television host says wives are servants for husbands

Amr Adib, an Egyptian television host with one of the highest number of viewers in the Middle East, has equated women to servants in his latest episode.

Adib, who is also one of the most influential television hosts in the region, started his segment with a story about a woman in New York telling her new husband that he should wash his dirty dishes, pick up his used towel and clothes.

Adib, looking straight at the camera in an agitated fashion then asks, “is it not in the services of a wife, for when I leave my pants [on the floor], to pick it up? When I leave my dirty plate, to pick it up? We are starting to ask the important historical questions. Why else am I married?”

The co-host, visibly surprised, asks Adib “is that the only reason you are married?”

“No that is not the only reason, but it is not my role to pick up the pants,” replied Adib sternly.

“What do you mean pick up your pants? I came [home] tired. Pick up my pants as well?! After a while she will tell me take a day in the week and wash your clothes with your hands!”

“Something happened to women…what do you mean pick up my plate? I will drop it, you will take off my shirt and tell me ‘don’t worry, drop it again my love,’ and dress me before I sleep and cover me [with blankets] when I am cold, and turn on the air conditioner when I am hot, and not sleep until I sleep!”

The co-host, angered by Adib’s comments, sarcastically remarks “get a nanny then,” further agitating Adib, who has by now lost all his female viewers, to shout “then why is she here!”

Attempting to reason with him, the co-host says that the wife is not a servant, but Adib insists that a wife’s role is to ‘pick up my pants, and my dishes.’

“If you work and she doesn’t work, sure she might have some duties at home, but this doesn’t mean you should be disgusting, throwing your stuff all over the place,” said the co-host.

To this, Adeeb responds “it is not disgusting…it’s being a husband! Just as I saw my dad. He would enter, throw his stuff and my mother would pick it up.”

When the co-host says that this still does not entitle a man to act irresponsibly, Adib exclaims “what, so do you take off your shirt and hang it up yourself?!”

‘The global system will collapse’

In a warning to all men across the globe, Adib declared that “this is a coup,” and that if you permit a wife to tell her husband to pick up his dirty dishes, then all women will tell their husbands to pick up their plates and will tell their husbands to pick up their pants.

“We will not pick up anything! After a while, they will tell us have a shower alone!” said Adib before the co-host questioned his masculinity, asking whether this is what being manly means.

“Of course it is! Then why is she here! Why are we married?” asks Adib, “If we permit for this to happen once for a woman in New York, then the whole global system will collapse!”

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  • Tom Hivu

    I watched this video two years ago. Today I wanted to show it to friends but unfortunately it was deleted. Is there a mirror of the video or does anyone have it saved and could share it?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • HibbidyHublah

    He’s joking you idiots. He always does this every few episodes. Infact he’s being sarcastic to prove the opposite. Dont jump on his neck before understanding what he says.

  • zack

    OMG, how those kind of people think? they still see women as slaves…I really can’t believe what I just hear it.

  • Samir Malik

    My sympathy for any westerner who is writing here, you don’t seem to understand Egyptian humor, Amr Adeeb is a very bright man, he loves his wife, and she is a television host exactly like him, we laughed our guts out listening to this episode, and the other lady with him in the program (Ragaa El Geddawy) and ladies calling the program by phone understood him, good on you Adeeb you are an artist

    • Jorge A. Prieto Sanchez

      Thanks for the clarification, It did seem far too unrealistic. This guy is a genius

      • Samir Malik

        Thanks for your reply, and I like to add that I was not watching this program alone My lovely wife was with me and she could not stop laughing

  • guest

    I’m not surprised, maybe just that someone said it on television. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one that thinks like this. My ex thought the same way. I think it’s the parents fault. They spoil these boys and let them do whatever they want. Then they grow up and expect their wife to “Mommy” them. And that’s why I’m divorced…

  • Nicole

    “To this, Adeeb responds ‘it is not disgusting…it’s being a husband! Just as I saw my dad. He would enter, throw his stuff and my mother would pick it up.” Mommy and daddy really miseducated this idiot. Let’s all make a pledge to not raise any more Amr Adibs!!

  • Dina

    I seriously think that the only person in this world who should take this man seriously is his wife when he gets home. He just made a fool of her on public television, and compared her to a maid. He also towards the end mentioned that since he is educated he should never have to pick up a plate, making chores pertaining only to the uneducated AND insulting his wife all the same time. Ahh the wonders of mentalities like his who want to raise generations! Now THAT would cause a global collapse.

  • Susan

    Well, the best part is he’s old. He’ll die someday soon and men with more common sense will hopefully take his place. It’s the only way paradigms get changed, by the old ones who hold them dear dying.

  • Gaie Cousins

    This is not a man, he barely qualifies for the human race. Nowhere in the Koran or the Bible is this menial female role advocated. The reason a man should marry is to SHARE his life with the woman he loves and honours. This means CHERISH HER, LOVE HER, CARE FOR HER and hopefully she will feel the same about her loving husband – otherwise WHAT IS SHE MARRIED FOR? Certainly not to be enslaved and abused by a selfish and self-centred child who never grew up.

  • Magic_Amira

    Oh mister i still can not believe my ears that people like you still live on this earth..
    My parents didn’t grow me up to be my husband’s servant.First of all here the biggest fault your mother wears because she kiss your ass, until a fairly advanced age,does not educate you,she educate that you have a penis and two balls, and you do not have to do anything else.Why not treat her like a servant after all she is a woman too.
    The woman you have married is your wife is your half, not anyone’s servant.
    New York-woman’s right and you know why? Because he made a point in life at an early age alone
    Americans, Europeans leaving the parental home at an early age to work, some even abroad, away from home, not like the Egyptians stay with mommy and daddy up to 30 years and lounging or sitting in cafes, these people will not linger and stay tied to mother’s skirt until u think you need a servant and pussy ,because your hormones gone crazy and you did not endure giving yourself pleasure in front of a porn movie .
    shoot urself u freak !
    world evolves, but Egyptians still devolve themselves more with everyday …too pity for your ancestor damn i bet they twist in graves.
    instead of one brain you have 2 dick brains no chance for the humanity…thaaaa

    • papi pop

      I agree with every thing you said. However, let’s just make sure we don’t tie in present day Egyptian with ancient Egyptian. Ancient Egyptian were evolving to the point that they changed the world as we know it for the better. Current day Egyptian have DEVOLVED as you mentioned and is littered with garbage like our friend over here.

  • Guest

    My parents didn’t grow me up to be my husband’s servant.First of all here the biggest fault your mother wears because she kiss your ass, until a fairly advanced age,does not educate you,she educate that you have a penis and two balls, and you do not have to do anything else.Why not treat her like a servant after all she is a woman too.And if your father did too when u been a child that means he is jerk too.
    The woman you have married is your wife is your half, not anyone’s servant.
    New York-woman’s right and you know why? Because he made a point in life at an early age alone not like the Egyptians stay with mommy and daddy up to 30 years and lounging or sitting in cafes.
    Americans, Europeans leaving the parental home at an early age to work, some even abroad, away from home, I will not linger and stay tied to mother’s skirt until u think you need a servant and pussy ,because your hormones gone crazy and you did not endure giving yourself pleasure in front of a porn movie .
    shoot urself u freak !
    world evolves, but Egyptians still devolve themselves more with everyday …too pity f your ancestor damn i bet they twist in graves.
    instead of one brain you have 2 dick brains no chance for the humanity…thaaaa

  • Loredana Zamfir

    Can you go and wash my dirty plates? That’s all you baboon are good for. Having a penis doesn’t make you a man. Make the world a favor and go and burn yourself in Tahrir

  • Loredana Zamfir

    Amr Adib, if my husband would be like you I would seriously chocke him with his dirty pants from the floor. Also, can you go and wash my dirty dishes? That’s what baboons like you are good for.

    • papi pop

      Hey Mr adib, it won’t be necessary for your wife to pick up my pants when she’s Over My Place Having An Affair. It’s men like you that cause women to stray and for good reason. She’s a human unlike you you dirty pig. Get your stupid block head out of your ass and live with the times. Women have careers and education and enough sense not to be associated with the likes of you. So do the world a favor after you go f+$# yourself, pick up your own pants! And definitely take a shower cause you stink you bald ugly animal. You’re lucky any women go near you let alone pick up after you .

  • Reem Mohsen Salah

    he is actually criticizing those typical beliefs in our egyptian society but he acts as if he believes in it and then he and ragaa elgedaway keep arguing about it leaving the last comment to her to show how much those beliefs are ridiculous

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