Taking a Jab at Netanyahu, Iranians Model Their Jeans on Twitter

A flood of sarcastic tweets greets Netanyahu's comment that if Iranians were free, they could don denim and listen to rock

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Iranian women eye the latest fashion in tight fitting western jeans, Hamadan, Lorestan, Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a recent interview with the BBC’s Persian broadcasting service that if Iranians were truly free, they could wear jeans, enjoy western music and participate in free elections.

Iranians reacted to the comment by pulling on their favorite pairs of jeans, taking selfies on their smartphones, and posting them on Twitter alongside a sarcastic jab @Netanyahu.

One user wearing year-old jeans tweeted, “I should buy a new one.” Another posted a picture of a subway car filled with jean-clad passengers as far as the eye can see.

13 comments
pooya26
pooya26

Israel spy cameras can detect Iranian nuclear activities deep underground, but they have problems detecting Iranian do actually wear jeans. Perhaps they need to clean up the lenses?

pooya26
pooya26

Mr. Netanyahu correctly realized the biggest problem Iranians are facing is they can’t wear jeans and perhaps they can’t chew gum in public. These two major problems need to be addressed ASAP.

AmyBrooks
AmyBrooks

Even if it were true that Iranians couldn't wear jeans (and it isn't,) is that a reason to kill them?

sensi
sensi

Netanyahu is also claiming that Iran is "months form the bomb" since 1992: 21 years of continual lies and deception.

bl
bl

Iranians:  "See, silly Israelis, we are free to wear jeans!"

Israelis:  "Very nice.  But why are there only pictures of men?"

Iranians:   "We are also free to beat the brains out of women who wear jeans!"

delavar99
delavar99

This guy is an idiot and total embarrassment

tdbostick
tdbostick

Why don't they send in photos of election booths and non-Islamic places of worship?  Oh right, they're not really free.

sensi
sensi

@bl Stop lying ludicrous propagandists, Iranian women are allowed to wear jeans as are men...

afaluko
afaluko

LOL  FAIL.

There are actually Jewish Members of Parliament in Iran.  There are also synogogues and Jewish hospitals.

sensi
sensi

@tdbostick Another propagandist who obviously doesn't have a clue. You are free to practice your religion in Iran, the State recognizes Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian and other religious minorities.

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bl

@sensi @bl 
You realize that in the pix the article linked too, the only female form belongs to a plastic mannequin, right?
And those subway passengers, all men.
And the photos you posted... only below the knees exposed?  Why is that?
What happens to women if they don't have their jeans covered up?


bl
bl

@sensi @tdbostick 
Not really.   Under the Islamic Constitution, the supreme spiritual leader must be Muslim and can override any other act of government.

Other religions do not get this privilege, and hence, not equal treatment.