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A YouTuber is facing legal action in Egypt after he shared a video claiming to have turned the Pyramids of Giza blue as part of a gender reveal.
YouTuber Siamand Mustafa shared footage of a blue light display at the pyramids for World Liver Day as a way to announce the gender of his unborn child.
Mustafa claimed the pyramids had been turned blue solely for his announcement and said he had spent 'many days' sorting out permission and other legalities, the Mirror reports.
In the video, which was uploaded five days ago and is still online, Mustafa and his wife Shahad head to the pyramids with their young daughter and some friends for the big reveal.
The group can be seen standing in front of the Pyramids of Giza while counting down.
Lights flicker across the pyramids before they go dark and then eventually turn blue.
When the lights turn to blue the group all begin to cheer and shout, while an elated Shahad appears to become emotional.
Uploading the video Mustafa wrote: "The first gender reveal party on the pyramids!! Siamand and Shahd."
But officials in Egypt took a dim view of the stunt, while the bloke who runs the company that organises all the pyramids events said the whole thing is a fake.
Mohamed Abdelaziz, who runs Sound & Light Egypt, told Egypt Independent: "A few days ago, the Pyramids were lit up in blue and orange in coordination between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Health on the occasion of World Liver Day, as well as on the occasion of the celebration of the elimination of Hepatitis C in Egypt."
He went on to say that pyramids were not used for advertising, adding: "No private parties take place in the area of the pyramids. I do not know this man, and it is likely that he entered during sound and light experiments."
He also confirmed that legal action was being taken against the YouTuber, saying: "Legal measures will be taken to deter the person who made this claim via video, in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities."
Walid al-Batouty, an advisor to the former Minister of Tourism, said: "The fictitious act committed by the Syrian YouTuber, promoting a misleading video of a gender party for his newborn lighting the Giza pyramids, is nothing but a clear lie aimed at false fame."
LADbible has contacted Mustafa and Sound & Light Egypt for comment.
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