Instagram star known as ‘Zombie’ Angelina Jolie arrested for blasphemy

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • An Iranian influencer popular for her radical appearance and multiple cosmetic surgeries has been arrested for blasphemy on Sunday.
  • Fatemeh Kh, famously known on Instagram as Sahar Tabar, is being accused of promoting violence, illicit education, blasphemy, insulting the Islamic veil, spreading hatred and encouraging youth to commit corruption.
  • Tabar has been known for her creepy transformation into a zombie Angelina Jolie with hollow cheeks, inflated lips and cartoonish upturned nose.

An Iranian Instagram star popular worldwide for her creepy transformation into a zombie Angelina Jolie was arrested for blasphemy and  “encouraging youth corruption,” according to a Sunday report.

Fatemeh Kh, famously known on Instagram as Sahar Tabar, is being accused of promoting violence, illicit education, blasphemy, insulting the Islamic veil, spreading hatred and encouraging youth to commit corruption.

Tabar was arrested on the orders of Tehran’s guidance court, which deals with “cultural crimes and social and moral corruption,” the Agence France-Presse reported.

In 2017, the 22-year-old influencer shot to fame after claiming that she’d had “50 surgeries” to look like Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. She often posted selfies showing her hollow cheeks, inflated lips and cartoonish upturned nose.

Later, she revealed the ‘zombie’ look was actually done with the help of makeup and digital editing.

Tabar denied reports that she was trying to look like Jolie, telling reporters that she “had no interest at all to be like Angelina Jolie, and did not want to look like the character from ‘Corpse Bride.'”

“I understand that I do have some similarities with them,” she added. “But I am my own muse and I did not want to look like anyone. That was not my aim.”

Last year, she shared photos of what she actually looks like with her tens of thousands of followers.

Photo Credit: Sahar Tabar/Instagram
Photo Credit: Sahar Tabar/Instagram

Her arrest was brought about by complaints members of the public made about her, the Tasnim news agency reported.

Tabar’s arrest is the most recent in a series of crackdowns on mostly female Instagram influencers in Iran, where Instagram is the only social media app allowed. Facebook and Twitter are banned in the country.

 

Source: New York Post

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