Satirical YouTube Videos Mock Egypt’s Presidential Candidates
|June 8, 2012|
Kharabish, a political multimedia production group, has created animated YouTube videos satirizing the Egyptian presidential candidates.
Kharabish recently released a video about the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi, mocking his campaign’s attempt to portray him as a superhero who will save Muslims. The video begins by jokingly saying, “There is an old Egyptian legend that says that if a Muslim woman is in distress and chants, ‘Oh Morsi,’ then he will be at her side right away.” The video then shows a woman falling from a tall building. Right before she hits the ground, Morsi, dressed similarly to Superman, swoops in to save the day. Once she is in his arms, Morsi looks directly at the camera and flexes his muscles, dropping the woman.
Another video released by the group satarizes Ahmed Shafik, the former vice president under the Mubarak regime. The video shows all of the candidates racing towards the presidential seat. The candidates fight with one another trying to reach the chair first. Shafik stands nearby doing nothing, and in the end easily gets to the chair. Satires continue to be a powerful tool used by online activists to protest their leadership.