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Saudi teen arrested for online flirting with American vlogger

Sonali Pimputkar | Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:14 PM IST

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Sharing videos online can give you name and fame. And can even land you in jail. Yes! You read it right. A teenager in Saudi Arabia was arrested for posting a video chat with an American woman online. The video with about million views not only got the teenager fame but also landed him in a huge soup over concerns that his awkward flirtration has breached the Sharia law which could keep him in jail for about three years.

The teen popularly known as Abu Sin for his crooked teeth, made an appealing video with a 21-year-old American vlogger Christiana Crockett. The most interesting twist of the video is Abu speaks no English and Christianna no Arabia. Even so, they manage to create a goofy video in which they appear mesmerized by each other. The presentation of the both trying to communicate has caught the attention of millions of viewers.

The awe-inspiring language hurdle only added to the hilarity in their videos which went viral. The video begins with Abu introducing him, “I am Saudi Arabia,” to which Christianna replies “That’s cool, I am America.” In between the conversation Abu put forwards few English words he knows, “I love you too..I love you too,” and she replies, “I don’t know what you are saying but I love you so much.”

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The arrest of Abu has flickered mixed reactions in Saudi Arabia, where internet is considered the medium to express views.

You can watch the hilarious video here:

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Published on: Thursday, October 06, 2016, 12:54 PM IST