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Lebanese singer Jehan Barbur refused to attend a TRT show after she was asked to be careful about her clothes, daily Sabah reported.
 
The singer complained of the incident on her Twitter account, saying: "I was asked to be a guest on one of TRT's channels. But I was asked to be careful about my clothes. Who do you think you are dominating?"
 
Barbur's press agent confirmed the incident.
 
"We were asked on for a show on TRT's Arabic channel," the press agent said. "The host of the show told us to be careful about the clothing, since this was an Arabic channel. And we told them that that was out of the question."
 
The agent also told reporters that a similar warning was made for guitarist Kemal Evrim Aslan's vocalist.
 
"They put a table cloth over her because her shoulders were showing," the agent said.

May/30/2012

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