Egypt’s Dr. Zahi Hawass On Beyonce: “She Is A Stupid Person”

- By Bossip Staff

Beyonce was touring Egypt and left popular Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, pissed off because of her lack of knowledge and unwillingness to learn:

In a shocking display of poor diplomacy, Egypt’s chief Egyptologist Zahi Hawass allegedly called American pop-star Beyonce a “stupid person” during her brief tour of the Giza pyramids earlier this week. Writing in al-Shorouk newspaper, Summer al-Gamal said that Hawass became fed up with the pop star’s attitude after she did not show the interest Hawass felt was deserved of the pyramids.

According to Gamal, during Hawass’ self-guided tour, he said “I showed her the Sphinx and I gave her a book on King Tutankhamen,” but then his anger and frustration made its way to the forefront.

“Then he stopped being diplomatic and said in anger, ‘she’s a stupid person and she doesn’t understand a thing and she doesn’t want to understand,’” wrote Gamal.

Hawass is known for his outbursts. A number of foreigners have told Bikya Masr that he has used Arabic to insult others at dinner events and gatherings, believing the non-Egyptians will not understand his Arabic. Beyonce, obviously, did not understand his jabs, Gamal said.

“She’s coming here to take pictures and that’s it,” Gamal quoted Hawass as saying.

He then assigned one of his assistants to take the American star and her entourage to a designed location nearby to shoot the photos. Similar to any high profile guest, pictures by the pyramids have become almost routine. When American President Barack Obama was in Cairo last June, Hawass personally escorted the president around the monstrous pyramids, allowing Obama to have his photo taken on the plateau.

Gamal added that Beyonce did not win over the journalists following her; however, as at least one bodyguard threatened a cameraman with violence if he did not give the pop-star her space. “One of the bodyguards threatened the cameraman, saying he would smash the camera if he continued to film,” Gamal wrote.

The incident has left archaeologists angered. They say it is time to show the world the real Hawass. “He insults and is so controlling that it has become extremely difficult to work in this country,” one archaeologist said.

Hawass’ office did not return phone calls on Thursday morning to discuss the actions of the country’s Supreme Council of Antiquities chief’s comments in front of journalists and Beyonce.

“We are talking about an Egyptian government official and he goes and says something like this? Come on, this is very rude and totally undiplomatic,” said another archaeologist, both of whom asked not to be named as their current work is funded by the council headed by Hawass.

For some reason we find this man and his comments hilarious. SMH


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  • really?

    Wow, nonetheless doctor, bet she is more paid that your azz!

  • yikes!

    haha dummy

  • http://BOSSIP Damn D


  • Nekkid Head


  • Nekkid Head


  • http://BOSSIP Damn D

    O well ….3rd is ok

  • atltx

    Black folks flocking to Egypt to see something we think is ours. Trust me, don’t waste yout time…

  • sinnocnece_7

    Shes a damn fool and tired as hell…no one cares

  • Nekkid Head

    How many women u know look that good AND are mentally impressive. When you look that good, you don’t need to be smart. Condeleeza Rice? Smart as hell.

  • GGooDeiMC

    I give it to Hawess.

    Yeah. His attitude is known of from the past, but show the man respect let alone your own people Beyonce and pick up a damn big and learn about Aset Ka, Isis, Osiris and many other religions, Gods and Goddess of Egypt.

    But really Hawass…what were you expecting to come out of this bobble neck except for a catchy tune…which half of time she does not write that.

  • drenk

    why act surprised and angry, if she came to do a photoshoot she prolly just saw it as another part of her job and not to appreciate them as one of the world wonders

  • Really now, u can not be that damn dumb?

    @ ATLTX— I need you to realize that Eqypt is in AFRICA and therefore AFRICAN ARTIFACTS do relate to the history of AFRICAN AMERICANS.

    D*MN, see what happens when parents RELY on the SCHOOL SYSTEM to educate their KIDS!!!!!!!!!

  • This some Shhh....

    I guess in her next interview she will have built the Pyramids.

  • http://bossip my opinion

    LOL!!!!! She’s rich and smart in all the right subjects from the looks of her bank account

  • This some Shhh....

    Sheesh, American tourists.

  • Really now, u can not be that damn dumb?

    @ GGooDeiMC

    Dr. Hawass should not be given any credit as he treats his own associates who are just as knowledgeable as HE IS in this same manner. To say that people HAVE to study WHAT he is interested in to be considered INTELLIGENT is FOUL.
    Just because one Person studies Entertainment and another studies Medicine doesn’t mean one person is smarter than the other, it means they have DIFFERENT Interests.
    Tolerance means, I am polite while I am a guest in your country and I display respect, it dsnt mean I have to read a book that you FORCE on me or that I have to dedicate my life to the pyramids.

  • SJ


    You must be as dumb as she is. Who wouldn’t want to learn more about the place where civilization began… Money is not everything, pick up a book!!

  • Candy Cane

    @Really now, u can not be that damn dumb?

    Thank you for checking her azz real quick. I was just about to say something myself. Striaght idiot… how can you be so stupid about something sooooo obvious. smh

    .. on the topic, on well it’s not like ol’ dude was lying.

  • Kaviani

    @ Really now- FYI, Africa is a CONTINENT, not a country. You’d be extremely hard pressed to find a single african AMERICAN with Egyptian blood in them. Most are from West African descent; of the Mali, Ghana, Kru Kingdoms (to name a few), not some remote desert kingdom.

  • Really Good

    I’m surprised he didn’t know how stupid she was when it comes to history.

  • Mrs. Philly

    LMAO@ Nekkid Head…

    This article is dumb… all she does is sing, she doesn’t sing the dictionary an she says words like Conversate (not a word) so what should we expect from her besides a pretty face and a cute lil song?? Not a decent clothing line! That’s for sure!!

  • JUDY

    He sounds like a real azz hole.

  • Candy Cane

    @my opinion

    so you’ve seen her actual bank account. Truth is, you dont know how much she has or doesnt has. Smoke and mirrors is a mofo. People 10times wealthier than this broad have went broke. Dont hold you breathe.

  • bored

    This guy is mean to everyone, so dont get your hopes up on trying to be mean at Bey.. She did what a tourist would do.

  • Henni

    I feel as if I would have been mad too if Beyonce came to my city and didn’t care. I would love to have that opportunity to meet with diplomats and have a personal tour of Egypt. Everyone doesn’t get to see those types of things.

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