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MTV apologizes over MP Bahia Hariri sketch
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SIDON, Lebanon: MTV and the presenter of the Hayda Haki (This Talk) program apologized Wednesday for their depiction of Bahia Hariri, as news emerged that the Future MP was suing the channel over the incident. 

During Tuesday’s airing of the weekly program, a Photoshopped picture depicted Hariri wearing what appeared to be a bikini and dancing with her Hezbollah rival, MP Mohammad Raad. 

The sketch sparked outrage in Sidon, with some protesters burning tires to block the road near the Awali River Bridge. 

The show’s host Adel Karam apologized on Twitter Wednesday for what he called the unintentional violation of the religious beliefs of Hariri, who wears a hijab. 

MTV released a statement saying it was an unintentional mistake. Sidon officials from across the political divide condemned what they described as an insult against the MP. Hariri has filed a lawsuit against MTV and Karam.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 06, 2014, on page 4.
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MTV and the presenter of the Hayda Haki (This Talk) program apologized Wednesday for their depiction of Bahia Hariri, as news emerged that the Future MP was suing the channel over the incident.

During Tuesday's airing of the weekly program, a Photoshopped picture depicted Hariri wearing what appeared to be a bikini and dancing with her Hezbollah rival, MP Mohammad Raad.
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