Friday, 11 May 2018

Actors Dressed As ISIS Militants,

storm a shopping mall to promote a movie in Tehran,

 with horses and fake guns, one even started to attach wires to a fake bomb, with many of the actors shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ ("God is greatest", in English), what could possibly go wrong? quiet a lot as it happens, 

many people in the mall remember seventeen civilians were killed and 43 wounded last year in simultaneous Isis attacks on the Iranian parliament building and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, as you can imagine, the controversial publicity stunt caused quite a backlash on Iranian social media, and director Ebrahim Hatamikia even put out an apology: “I was under impression that someone is going to be in red beard standing outside Kourosh complex so that people can take pictures,” he said. “I didn’t imagine there would be a horse, crowd and shouting inside the complex, I wasn’t aware. The show was definitely beneath the dignity of my film” so that's all right then! photographs: Meysam Mah'Abadi/FARS News Agency.

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