Bare Breast Protest Against Iranian Government Inspired by Golshifteh Farahani
Ladies across the world are going topless… for a cause no Girls Gone Wild! See the picture above? We see this type of thing everywhere, right? In PETA ads, on magazine covers, you name it.
However, just because we in the West are used to seeing flesh, it doesn’t mean that people in other countries are ready to accept such bold pictures and statements. The actress above is Golshifteh Farahani. After this image appeared on the cover of French magazine Madame Le Figaro, Farahani was banned from her native Iran.
This isn’t her first run-in with the laws and customs of her homeland, however. Some reports have it that the actress, whose American film credits include Body of Lies and the upcoming Just Like A Woman, had been banned from exiting the country for appearing in the former of the aforementioned films alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
After the cover, Farahani was reportedly told by Iranian officials:
“Iran does not need any actors or artists. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else.”
The 29 year-old actress is now living in Paris and finds herself in the middle of the latest struggle against the conservative Iranian government. Since then, several supporters have taken their own topless photos in protest of the government’s harsh stance against Farahani and have posted them to Facebook. It is unlikely that the pictorial protest will do much more than to show her some solidarity and give her hope, but if it does no more than that, it will still have proven effective.
Source: Yahoo TV