Saudi religious police ban women from TV audience

Critics claimed the show, which helps young men learn business skills, is a temptation for women
(Image: Getty Images)
(Image: Getty Images)


Saudi Arabia’s religious police have reportedly banned women from participating in the audience of a reality TV show involving groups of young men.

The show “Increase your account”, broadcast by Bedaya TV, puts young men in a village for three months and teaches them how to make a living, Arab News reported.

It has attracted high viewership but the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) has banned women from buying tickets to be in the audience after a woman allegedly attempted to climb the walls of the filming site.

Critics in the conservative kingdom have called for the entire series to be cut, because “it opens the doors of temptation”.

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