Egypt Independent

Abbas al-Akkad statue altered following criticism



Officials have made alterations to the bust of Egyptian writer Abbas al-Akkad, following a wave of criticism on social media about the statue's shape.
 
Three days after the bust was inaugurated by the Aswan governor in a square in Aswan city, sculptor Ragab Sayyed was called in to make the changes.
 
Sayyed likened the alterations to a beauty surgery that lasted about two hours without moving the bust from its place.
 
Social media users had mocked the bust, prior to its alterations, as a "monster" or "Akkad's ghost which aims to frighten little children".
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm