"No Woman No Drive" is taking the Internet by storm! A song that mocks the new law in Saudi Arabia that prohibits women from driving. On Oct. 29, the New York Daily News reported that comedian Hisham Fageeh is responsible for the creation of the song which is sung to Bob Marley's, "No Woman, No Cry." The video has almost 6 million views since it was posted on Saturday.
"Say I remember when you used to sit, in the family car, but backseat. Ova-ovaries all safe and well, so you can make lots and lots of babies," begins the catchy song.
"No Woman No Drive" is turning out to be just as controversial as the Saudi Arabian law. While there are plenty of people who think the video is a hoot, there are people who are offended and who find the video racist. Several people have commented on the YouTube video... and there seems to be just as much criticism as there is praise for Hisham Fageeh.
The lyrics are funny and the presentation will also make you laugh... but it's easy to see how some people might be offended by it. The video won't help the situation in Saudi Arabia and some actually fear it could make things worse -- especially with copycat posts.
The "No Woman No Drive" video can be seen above.
© Effie Orfanides 2013