Did Younes Bendjima just call Kourtney Kardashian out on Instagram?

Kourtney Kardashian is dating French-Algerian model Younes Bendjima. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Did Younes Bendjima just call Kourtney Kardashian out on Instagram?

DUBAI: The Kardashians are no strangers to harsh comments on social media, but did Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend — Algerian-born model Younes Bendjima — just troll her on Instagram?
According to US-based website The Shade Room and the entertainment world’s vault of all things scandalous, TMZ, the 25-year-old model left an unsavory comment on a snap that the mother-of-three posted on Monday.
Kardashian shared a snap of herself wearing a floral-print bikini with the caption, “Don’t be shady, be a lady,” alongside a sunshine emoji. The photo leaves little to the imagination, with the reality TV star wearing a wide-brimmed, floppy hat and a skimpy swimsuit.
According to media reports, Bendjima commented: “That’s what you need to show to get likes?” in a now deleted post.
“Kourtney, your man has questions sis. Y’all think he was just playing or nah? The comment has since been deleted (sic),” The Shade Room posted on its Instagram account.
In retaliation, fans of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star flooded Bendjima’s Instagram account with similar comments on photos in which the model is posing without his shirt.
The pair just returned from a much-documented-on-social-media holiday in Italy’s Capri, which Kardashian’s three children — Penelope, Mason and Reign Disick — enjoyed with the lovebirds. Mother and manager — momager, if you will — Kris Jenner also made a surprise appearance on the yachting vacation.
Kardashian and Bendjima reportedly met during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016, when Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint.
According to W Magazine, he stepped in to act as a translator between the Kardashian family and French police.
Bendjima, who reportedly previously dated model British Jourdan Dunn, splits his time between New York and Paris — where his mother lives — and speaks fluent Arabic, English and French.

He was scouted in 2011 and made his runway debut in 2013, walking the catwalk for French fashion house Givenchy. The model has also starred in campaigns for Hermes, Calvin Klein, Burberry and Ralph Lauren among other high-end brands.


Google Doodle celebrates Syrian painter Louay Kayali

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Google Doodle celebrates Syrian painter Louay Kayali

DUBAI: Syria has given the world many a creative talent and these artists are just a few of those who deserve attention.
Louay Kayali
The Syrian painter was celebrated with a Google Doodle on Sunday — on what would have been his 85th birthday. Aleppo-born Kayali, who died in 1978, was famous for his depiction of daily struggles.

A painting by Louay Kayali. (Photo courtesy: Barjeel Art Foundation)


Fateh Moudarres
One of the leaders of the modern art movement in Syria, Moudarres studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and was influenced by surrealism. He died in 1999.

(Photo courtesy: Christie's)


Sara Naim
This Syrian visual artist grew up between Dubai and London and works in Paris. She is known for her photography of micro-formations and her use of a Scanning Electron Microscope.

(Photo courtesy: The Third Line) 


Mahmoud Salameh
The Palestinian-Syrian refugee spent 17 months in an Australian detention center before settling in Sydney, where he works as a cartoonist, animator and graphic artist.
Diala Brisly
Brisly left Syria in 2013, but continues to produce her distinct, children-inspired artwork that is characterized by storybook-like sketch work.
Ammar Abd Rabbo
Born in Damascus in 1966, Rabbo is regarded as one of the Arab world’s prominent photojournalists. His work has been seen in renowned publications, from Time magazine to Paris Match.

(Photo courtesy: Ammar Abd Rabbo/ Ayyam Gallery)