Afnan Al Batel, a prominent Saudi social media celebrity has come under fire for flaunting her wealth on social media.
Earlier this week, a now-viral hashtag, which accuses Al Batel of showing off her possessions was launched on Twitter to call on people to block the star on social media platforms.
Many are also criticizing Al Batel for encouraging people to buy “overpriced” products. by constantly posting adverts.
It sparked a heated debate among users, many of whom deemed the behaviour of rich and famous Arab social media influencers “destructive to youth” and “unacceptable.”
Users were angered by her showing off her wealth;
— محمد محماس (@MehmasMod) January 10, 2018
“She’s showing off that she bought clothes for over a million riyals!!”
Many dubbed her as a”negative influence” on society;
— جــوڕي *̷ (@jooori94) January 10, 2018
“One of Al Batel’s negative effects on society.”
الأولاد والبنات صارو يتذمرون و يشمئزون من حياتهم يفكرون الحياة كلها طلعات وسفريات وماركات متابعتهم لهم خطر فادح
— نور الأمل (@abmohgha) January 10, 2018
“Boys and girls complain about their realities and hate the lives they have because they’ve come to believe that life is all about luxurious outings, first-class travel, and brands.”
ياليت يكون فيه حملة توعية لابناءنا وبناتنا بالحياة الحقيقة وليست حياة القشور التي يعيشها هؤلاء المدلسون #تبليك_افنان_الباتل_ونملتها٢
— بنت سلمان 🌷🌷 (@No0f73277677) January 10, 2018