When it comes to checking if women’s outfits comply with the nation's culture, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard takes it job very seriously. And, according to Iran Wire, it believes that Kim Kardashian has been contracted by Instagram to deliberately spread Western ideology in Iran.
As part of its recently-launched Operation Spider II, the IRG cracked down on Iranian women who were posting online — especially on Instagram — images of themselves in which they were not wearing a headscarf.
They even got Elham Arab, a celebrity in Iran who shared such photos of herself online, to confess on national television that other women should not follow her path.
If that wasn’t surprising enough, Mostafa Alizadeh, spokesman for the Organized Cyberspace Crimes Unit, went on TV to blame “foreigners” for “targeting young people and women” and compelling them to give up their Islamic values and follow Western culture.
According to Iran Wire, Alizadeh stated that Kim was part of Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom’s nefarious agenda to spread the idea of fashion modelling in Iran. “Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s CEO tells her, ‘make this native,’" Alizadeh said. “There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously.”
Kim who has more than 70 million followers on Instagram, often posts photos of herself and her family.
According to her Twitter account, she is (at the time of writing this) in Cannes and we guess her Instagram account will soon showcase more photos from the film festival’s red carpet.
Neither Kim nor Instagram has released any statement on Alizadeh’s remarks yet.
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Updated Date: May 17, 2016 21:48:49 IST