The world’s first FABULOUS gay couple, and the controversy surrounding them
Officially these two men are brothers — they’ve even been dubbed “Twins” — though the best and most obvious explanation is that they were a couple of…. well…. they were a couple. “Gay” is another term that comes to mind. But Egyptology is ruled (not influenced, not guided but ruled) by Zahi Hawass, a rather petty man with absolute control over Egyptian antiquities, including all of Egypt’s archaeological sites.
Now, Zahi Hawass is not a nice man. In fact, as I said earlier, he is a rather petty man. He truly believes that his political position bestows upon him the foremost knowledge in Egyptology, and anyone who dares clash with his fantasy is subject to public smearings and an out-right ban. One example that comes to mind was a (I believe) German Egyptologist who was not only banned from working in Egypt after crossing Hawass, but the self-proclaimed god went on to publicly accuse him of stealing. In the more famous case of Joann Fletcher, Hawass banned her, publicly smeared her and then violated his own edicts in an attempt to “Disprove” her. In his efforts he made a goddamn fool of himself (offering up kookier theories than Fletcher’s, and making far bigger mistakes), but nobody in Egyptology dared challenge him.
Speaking the truth to Hawass can be detrimental to an Egyptologist’s carreer.
Anyhow, The self-proclaimed god (Hawass) has decided that there’s no way that these two men kissing can be gay, that they have to be brothers. Period. So, even Egyptologists with an I.Q. in the double digits are reluctant to entertain any other explanation, no matter how much more likely it is.