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It has been a week since the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s morality police for not wearing a proper hijab.
Amini, who died in hospital after falling into a coma, was allegedly beaten up for not wearing a proper headscarf.
As a result, anger has spread from every corner of Iran, prompting women to agitate for their freedom. In the United States, some celebrities have advocated for justice in the Iranian woman’s death, while others have shared the information with their followers.
Kim Kardashian is deeply involved in criminal justice reform. She took to her Instagram story during the facial, sharing her sadness about what is happening not only in Iran, but also in its neighboring country, Armenia.
The reality star, who is studying to be a lawyer, shared a broken heart emoji at the end of her statement. The 41-year-old is ethnically Armenian and pointed out the unjustified attacks and killings of Armenians by the Azerbaijani military. Kardashian has been outspoken about her recognition of the atrocities committed by the Ottoman Turks in Armenia in 1915 as genocide, which President Joe Biden did last April.
Bella Hadid, whose father is Palestinian real-estate mogul Mohammed Hadid, often speaks out about atrocities in the Middle East. The 25-year-old model shared a side-by-side photo on her Instagram – which has gone viral in the wake of Amini’s death – showing the young woman possibly attached to a ventilator alongside a photo of her before her collapse. in a coma. Hadid wrote, “Rest in peace #mashaamini you don’t deserve this. Sending blessings to her family and loved ones.”
Academy Award-winning actress Jessica Chastain shared several posts about Amini’s death, writing, “Her death led to thousands of Iranians taking to the streets, demanding an end to violence and discrimination against women. Dozens of these protesters have been killed.”
Since Amini’s death, there has been massive unrest and many deaths in Iran.
Chastain added, “In an effort to silence voices, journalists on the ground have been arrested and the Islamic Public of Iran has shut down the Internet. But the people of Iran will not be silenced. I stand with the women of Iran and will raise their voices from afar. When a woman is attacked, It is an attack on all of us.
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Padma Lakshmi, best known for her role as host on “Top Chef,” is also the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Artist Ambassador for Immigrants’ Rights and Women’s Rights. She shared a powerful video on her Instagram comparing the death of Amini in Iran to the death of George Floyd in the United States.
“It doesn’t have to be like this. Religious extremism and suppressing women in the name of ‘morality’ is wrong in any country,” she wrote, referring to the alleged “morality police” who arrested Amini.
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Eva Mendes reposted on Instagram from “an important woman in my life, a sister who is from Iran.” She told her fans to “please read” Masi Tadjeddin’s message, which described women in Iran coming together to fight injustice against them.
Many other celebrities chose to repost information shared by news organizations or other individuals. The list includes pop star Justin Bieber, reality stars Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, artist Halsey, actresses Busy Phillips and Shay Michelle, and model Chrissy Teigen.