Representing the Moroccan film “Adam,” directed by Maryam Touzani, two stars of the film, Belgian actress of Moroccan decent Loubna Azabal and Moroccan Nisrine Erradi, shared a passionate kiss on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this week. The photos and videos have since gone viral on social media, sparking mixed reactions.
— HuffPost Maroc (@HuffPostMaroc) May 22, 2019
In a video posted yesterday, Loubna Azaba reacted to the backlash and presented her “apologies to the Moroccan people”. With a regretful demeanor, the interpreter of the role of “Abla” in “Adam” explained that she was the initiator of the kiss and caught Nisrine Erradi off guard.
Un beso. La actriz marroquí Loubna Azabal ha besado a su compañera Nisrine Erradi en Cannes. Azabal ha tenido que pedir perdón a "Nisrine, a las mujeres, al pueblo marroquí y a todas las personas (que se sintieron) heridas". https://t.co/aAdJz5fynr
— La Vanguardia (@LaVanguardia) May 22, 2019
“It’s my fault. I made a move of love on Nisrine because I consider her as my sister. it’s my fault, I did not think. (…) It was a naive kiss. I did not want to hurt or shock anyone especially during Ramadan,” said the actress. Her full apology in the video above.