Sunday, January 22, 2012

Barbie Arrested !!!

TEHRAN, Iran - Police have closed down dozens of toy shops for selling Barbie dolls in Iran, part of a decades-long crackdown against "manifestations of Western culture," the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday.

Barbie dolls are sold wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in a society where women must wear headscarves in public, and men and women are not allowed to swim together.

A ban on the sale of the Barbies, designed to look like young Western women, was imposed in the mid-1990s. In its latest report, Mehr quoted an unidentified police official as saying authorities confiscated the dolls from Tehran stores in a "new phase" of the campaign.

In 2008, the Iranian judiciary warned against the "destructive" cultural and social consequences and "danger" of importing Barbie dolls and other Western toys. Even so, Iranian markets have been full of them. One-third of Iran's population of 75 million is under 15. (read more)


Anonymous said...

What else can we expect from a people who's religious beliefs and practices are to make sure every little girl gets there clit cut off and there vagina sewn shut, leaving just enough of an opening so they can still P from it. Wow all in the name of ?? Gee.....I can hardly wait for the movie version " Barbie Arrested II!!! ( Handcuffed and in custudy tradgity strikes, Barbie falls on a sharp object and is mutalated leaving her without happieness forever and ever " Praise Ala Quoted a passerby ! My apologies if i offend thee.. NOT !!! I do however tend to get a bit strange and my spelling sucks right along with my punctuation ! Get over it and remember in life " IF IT DON'T APPLY THEN LET IT FLY......WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

rc said...

first she gets in trouble and dumped by Ken for destroying rain forests in Indonesia - now Barbie is in deep in Iran, called a 'Trojan horse' by government for peddling western influences like makeup and revealing clothes

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