In what could be termed as one of the most bizarre rulings, Iran’s supreme leader Court Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that female cartoon characters on Iranian TV must wear a hijab. Can you believe this ?? This is just too good to believe.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared that women depicted in cartoons or animated films must wear the hijab head covering. According to the country’s Tasnim news agency, when asked on Saturday whether it is necessary for animated female characters to be portrayed with their hair covered, Khamenei answered that “observing hijab in animation is required due to the consequences of not wearing a hijab.”
Due to Teheran’s strict censorship laws, scenes deemed immoral or offensive are often censored, while films considered hostile to Islamic values are banned.
Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it became mandatory for women to wear a hijab and modest clothing in public, a move enforced by the Islamic religious police of Iran, known as Guidance Patrol.
Iranian TV can show foreign films with unscarved women — although too much leg or cleavage gets blurred out or otherwise hidden.
Twitter users have launched a wave of mockery comments and memes on Iran after a Fatwa calling to impose hijab on T.V. female cartoon characters.