Iran is accusing Kim Kardashian of being hired by Instagram as a secret agent tasked to destroy the lives of its women and children in the country.
Mostafa Alizadeh, the spokesperson for the Organized Cyberspace Crimes Unit, claims that Kardashian and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom are working on an agenda to spread Western ideology in Iran.
“Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s CEO tells her, ‘make this native,’” Alizadeh said. “There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously.”
Kardashian currently has more than 70 million followers on Instagram, with some of her posts filled with pictures of herself, members of her family and her friends.
No statement has been released from both Kardashian and Instagram regarding the comments publicly made by Alizadeh, according to First Post.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is an agency in Iran that is tasked to protect its women and children from becoming influenced by Western culture and make them forget their Islamic values.
The agency states that the Hollywood socialite and the popular photo-sharing social media site are manipulating young people and women to post their own selfies in an attempt to shed these values.
The country has already commenced its operation in tracing locals who have posted glamorous shots of themselves in various social networks.
To date, the guards have warned about 170 individuals, 29 of whom are up for prosecution, as part of its “Operation Spider 2” program.
Elham Arab, an Iranian known for her wedding dress portraits, was interrogated on camera with her blonde hair hidden using a black chador. She was forced to criticize herself publicly and was charged for “promoting western promiscuity.”
Married couple Elnaz Golrokh and Hamid Fadaei are also known to post portraits of themselves on social media sites. They have already fled the country to avoid prosecution, according to the Daily Mail.