Iranians flooded the internet with posts, tweets and photos as they mocked the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamian Netanyahu's remark that Iranians are not free to wear jeans.
Netanyahu, in an interview on BBC Persian on Saturday said “If the people of Iran were free they could wear blue jeans, listen to Western music and have free elections.”
Meir Javedanfar, an Iranian-Israeli Middle East analyst, says , “What Prime Minister Netanyahu was thinking about when he was saying these things about Iran was most probably the former USSR.”
It is #IranJeans vs. Netanyahu.
Arash Kamangir, a Toronto-based blogger and cyber activist, says on Twitter:
#IranJeans the new face of the Iranian use of the web. Maintains criticism of the Iranian state and defends own identity at the same time.
— Arash Kamangir (@Kamangir) October 6, 2013
Iiriix, a project manager from Iran published a photo of a shop selling jeans in Iran and writes:
— iiriix (@iiriix) October 6, 2013
— Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) October 7, 2013
N,avi,D says he wants to know Nethanyahu's size in jeans and tweets:
Iwas thinking to send a per of (Iran Tafteh'jeans) Iranian made jeans to Mr Netanyahu. Any one knows his size ??? #IranJeans
— N,avi,D (@Divan_M) October 7, 2013
The blogger Freedomseeker has another idea, and published a photo that apparently shows Iranian police stopping women in the street for what they are wearing. The blogger ironically says [fa], “Now I am listening to western pop music in disguise.”
Another blogger, Andarbab writes [fa] I am not for the Israeli Prime Minister, his problem with the Islamic Republic is about nuclear bombs and he does not care about Iranian people. But here is an article published [fa] in the semi-official Isna news where a cinema expert claims that his image was not broadcast on TV because he wore jeans.