YouTuber dad pretends blue Egyptian pyramid is part of his gender reveal party
A prankster dad who pretended an Egyptian pyramids light show was a stunt for his unborn child's gender reveal party is now facing prosecution.
Egyptian officials have been left deeply unimpressed after discovering Siamand Mustafa pretended a light show in which the pyramids were turned blue to promote World Liver Day was in celebration of his child's gender reveal party.
Mr Mustafa visited the Giza pyramids with his wife and a few friends during the stunt and filmed a video in front of the ancient wonders, waiting for the colour to change to blue.
Mr Mustrafa’s wife Shahd then pretended to be surprised at learning that she was expecting a boy and the small group celebrated.
Mr Mustafa claimed to his 1,300 YouTube followers that he had spent days securing permission to perform the gender reveal stunt on the iconic pyramids.
A heated debate subsequently erupted on social media questioning why the pyramids were allowed to be doused in blue light for a gender reveal party.
Mohamed Abdelaziz, who runs the Sound and Light Company that arranges all pyramid celebration events, said that the entire video was a fake designed to cash in on the fact that they were colouring the pyramids blue for an entirely different reason.
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He said: "A few days ago, the pyramids were lit up in blue and orange in coordination between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Health on the occasion of World Liver Day, as well as on the occasion of the celebration of the elimination of Hepatitis C in Egypt."
He pointed out that the pyramids were not used for advertising and added: "There are no private parties that take place in the pyramids area."
Mr Abdelaziz confirmed that they were taking legal action over the video.
Walid al-Batouty, an advisor to the former Minister of Tourism, said: "The fictitious act committed by the Syrian YouTuber, promoting a misleading video of a gender party for his newborn lighting the Giza pyramids, is nothing but a clear lie aimed at false fame."
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