Here in The Curmudgeon office, I sit in my office, sphinx-like, surveying not only the crack staff, but injustices, cruelty, ignorance and bone-headed behavior around the world. When I call my employees the “crack staff,’ I mean I think they are on crack, but that is neither here nor there. No, I wish to speak of famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, who apparently has more cracks in his head than the pyramids themselves. He publicly called Beyonce “stupid.”
You know this guy. If you’ve ever watched a documentary about the pyramids, tombs, or antiquities, he is in it. He is Egypt’s chief Egyptologist—a government position—who has something to say about who can film what, where and when. He probably insists on his appearing in the film before granting permission. Though he is an expert, he is also well-known as an arrogant ass. He has frequently insulted non-Arabic speakers, in his language of course, believing they cannot understand his language.
So here’s how the dung went down: Hawass (pronounced Haw!Ass!) was giving Beyonce a personal tour of the Giza Pyramids where Beyonce would be doing a photo shoot, and Beyonce wasn’t showing enough interest in the pyramids (or Hawass). According to rnbmusicblog.com:
I showed her the Sphinx and I gave her a book on King Tutankhamun,” Hawass said. The renowned Egyptologist allegedly became angry denouncing Beyonce’s attitude. “She’s a stupid person and she doesn’t understand a thing and she doesn’t want to understand. She’s coming here to take pictures and that’s it.”
He gave President Obama the tour a couple of weeks ago, but there are no reports of him calling the President “stupid,” but that doesn’t mean he didn’t. So why is he giving Beyonce’ a tour in the first place? Could it be his sense of self-importance? His thinking he’s “all that and a bucket of humus.”
Many archaeologist’s are so mad about the incident they could suck his brains out with a straw and mummify him. They say its time the whole world saw what an haw!Ass! he really is. One archaeologist said, “He insults and is so controlling that it has become extremely difficult to work in this country,” and still another said, “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.” Both of them spoke on condition of anonymity since their current projects are funded by the council controlled by Haw!Ass!.
Maybe Beyonce seemed disinterested because she was trying to get her nose to where she could breathe in some fresh air. I mean, maybe Haw!Ass! has really bad B.O.? He certainly looks a little greasy and smelly. If I ever go to Egypt, I want Beyonce to give me the tour, not that smelly guy.
If Beyonce is stupid, I sure like me some stupid.
(Information for this story came from rnbmusicblog.com, theboombox.com, http://www.israelforum.com, and thefrisky.com. There are no reports that Hawass actually smells bad, but his behaviour stinks.)