Jordanian singer Diana Karazon fights back at 'hilarious' controversy over flesh-coloured gown

The issue of her glittering dress was raised in a parliamentary session earlier this week

The singer has pointed out that she even tested the dress in the sunlight to ensure it was fully opaque. Diana Karazon / Instagram
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This week, Diana Karazon was criticised by politician Saleh Al Armouti for "breaking Jordanian values" by wearing a beige gown, but she says she isn't letting criticism get to her.

The Jordanian singer performed at the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts last weekend, and wore a glimmering, floor-length gown by designer Bedour Al Habib.

The caped dress, which was slathered in silver beading and embroidery, is fully opaque and not see-through, but it featured a lining in a similar tone to Karazon's skin, which has caused the ensemble to be criticised on social media by some for being immodest.

The dress was subjected to scrutiny by Jordanian MP Saleh Al Armouti, who made a comment about Karazon's outfit during a parliamentary session earlier this week.

"She went on stage nearly naked," he said, according to Al Bawaba, "breaking the Jordanian values."

Many took to social media to support her as well, pointing out the clear lining: 

Karazon, who shot to fame after winning reality talent show Superstar in 2003, refused to comment on the controversy, though did issue a brief statement, according to Jordanian newspaper Assawsana.

The Aridak Enta singer said she wouldn't respond to those who criticised her outfit, but called the controversy "hilarious".

Karazon also said she had tested the gown in sunlight to ensure it didn't become transparent.

Last year, actress Rania Youssef was questioned on charges of public obscenity after she wore a sheer dress to the Cairo International Film Festival.

"I would like to apologise again, as an actress with good and positive credit with my fans, and I hope everyone can understand that I had good intentions and did not wish to anger anyone," the actress wrote in a statement on social media at the time.