|Bassem Youssef (3rd from left) with Mashrou' Leila band members|
Of his experience with Mashrou Leila, Youssef stated, "I heard their songs and I didn't ask about his orientation ... Did we discuss [his] being openly gay on the show? We didn't." He then added that "They will just try to dig up anything to...alienate you in front of the people."
Here is a segment from 'The Huffington Post' web site in which Bassem Youssef discusses this matter (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/bassem-youssef-mashrou-leila-_n_3154736.html):
Here is the Mashrou' Leila segment from Bassem Youssef's TV show Albarnameg: http://youtu.be/WzreD9hU7g4?t=1m36s
This report from CNN tackled this subject and can can be found at THIS LINK