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#IranJeans: Yes We Do Wear Jeans, Mr. Netanyahu

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Israel, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Humor, Ideas

#IranJeans [1]

‘You see Mr. Nethanyahu, we all wear jeans.’ Mana Neyestani, a leading cartoonist (used with permission)

Iranians flooded the internet with posts, tweets [2] and photos as they mocked [3] the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamian Netanyahu's remark that Iranians are not free to wear jeans.

Netanyahu, in an interview on BBC Persian [4] 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 [5], “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 [6] on Twitter:

Iiriix, a project manager from Iran published [9] a photo of a shop selling jeans in Iran and writes:

Nima Shirazi notes that the Israeli Prime Minister called Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” [15] and tweets [16]:

N,avi,D says he wants to know Nethanyahu's size in jeans and tweets [19]:

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 [21] [fa], “Now I am listening to western pop music in disguise.”

Another blogger, Andarbab writes [22] [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 [23] [fa] in the semi-official Isna news where a cinema expert claims that his image was not broadcast on TV because he wore jeans.