Iran is accusing Kim Kardashian of being a secret agent – and all she need is to post her selfies.
The Muslim country’s agency charged with protecting its women and young people from the ravaging influences of Western culture, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp, has targeted the reality show star for her provocative selfies, reports Vanity Fair.
‘Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s CEO tells her, ‘Make this native,’” the agency’s spokesman, Mostafa Alizadeh, announced on an Iranian news program. ‘There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously.’
According to Vanity Fair, the agency claims Kardashian works for Instagram in a conspiracy ‘target[ing] young people and women’ and influencing them to shed their Muslim values by posting their own selfies on the popular photo sharing network.
Iran has begun to crack down on locals who post glam shots to social networks as well.
The Revolutionary Guards say they have warned 170 individuals, 29 of whom are being targeted for prosecution as part of ‘Operation Spider 2’, reports the magazine.
The agency accuses those accounts of ‘promoting a culture of promiscuity, weakening and rejecting the institution of family, ridiculing religious values and beliefs, promoting relationships outside moral rules, and publishing the private pictures of young women.’
Police have arrested eight models in a new crackdown targeting ‘un-Islamic acts’ such as women exposing their hair.
One famous beauty, Elham Arab, known for her wedding-dress portraits, was interrogated on camera at the Iranian Revolutionary Court with her blonde hair hidden under a black chador.
She was charged with ‘promoting western promiscuity’ and forced to give public ‘self-criticism.’
Some of the Instagram posters have however fled the country.