A Saudi man has divorced his wife after seeing “inappropriate” pictures of his Kuwaiti wife on Snapchat.
The husband said that he and his wife got married two years ago and that he had a content married life, moving between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
“However, one day, I received a call from a trusted friend who asked to see me immediately at a sports club in the capital Riyadh,” he said.
“When we met, he showed me several Snapchat accounts that showed my wife in obscene positions. When I became sure the pictures were undoubtedly those of my wife, I decided to end our marriage, “he said, quoted by Saudi news site Sada.
Some online users blamed technology for destroying healthy marriages.
“Look at what technology has done to us,” Southerner posted. “How can people talk about development and progress when we see only destruction and problems around us because of modern technology? We pray for greater protection from its negative onslaught.”
However, other users refuted the claims, arguing that technology offered outstanding opportunities, but its misuse has led to negative situations.
Several users blamed the wife for posted the pictures on Snapchat, saying that she should have been more careful.
At the other end of the spectrum, users blamed the man for rushing into divorcing his wife instead of investigating the matter further.
Snapchat, the image messaging application, is very popular in Gulf countries where smartphone use is among the highest in the world.
The application allows users to post pictures that appear for several seconds before disappearing. The pictures do not save on the phone, but users are able to save images by taking screenshots.
Source: Gulf News