Is Saudi Arabia deporting men for being too handsome?

According to reports, leaders fear female visitors could fall for them too easily VIDEO

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According to a recent Time Magazine report, three men were deported from Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome.”

Now The Telegraph is weighing in, explaining:

A statement in Arabic-language newspaper Elaph, translated by The Telegraph, added, “A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission [for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices] members feared female visitors could fall for them.



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The Internet has started buzzing with rumors of who the men might be, with journalists agreeing that at least one of the alleged candidates is very handsome:

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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