Getting kicked out of Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome” is possibly the best thing that ever could have happened to Omar Borkan Al Gala. Since the news broke, his story has gone viral in a big way, with women the world over swooning via social media.
According to the International Business Times on April 30, Omar Borkan Al Gala now has garnered a staggering half-million Likes on his Facebook page in just the last five days.
The actor/poet/fashion photographer was in Saudi Arabia to attend the annual Janadriyah Festival, where he was promoting his work, when the Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice deemed that he and his two companions were likely to incite women because of their incredible good looks.
The three men were immediately deported to the United Arab Emirates, where presumably they could cause women in that country to act irrationally.
In the end, though, Omar Borkan Al Gala could not have asked for better exposure for his work. People all over the world now know who he is. And what he looks like.