– Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance wrote to art-schools and cinemas: Women are not allowed to participate in J.K.
Tehran: Iran’s hardline Islamic clerics have banned women from appearing in advertisements. The announcement was made after an ad showed a woman wearing a loose hijab eating ice cream. The clerics were outraged by this ice cream ad and even said to sue the local Domino’s. He termed the advertisement as against public decency and an insult to the values of women.
Following the announcement by the clerics, Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has written to the country’s art and cinema schools, stating that women are no longer allowed to appear in advertisements due to hijab and purity rules. The letter also states that this ban is in accordance with the decisions taken by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution.
This decision has been applied to commercial advertisements. Under it, not only women but also children and men are prohibited from being depicted as ‘instrumental-use’. However, it depends on the rigor of the authoritarian administration.
After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, women in Iran have been forced to wear the hijab. Along with conservative rules have been implemented. Actions are taken against women who oppose it.