It may sound like a joke, but the suggestion by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard that Kim Kardashian is a secret agent is being taken very seriously. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp is allegedly concerned with the social media popularity of the Kardashian family, Kim Kardashian in particular, and is investigating her corrupting influence.
According to the Inquisitr, the recent Kardashian family trip to Cuba must have made Iran very nervous, as it seemed as if Kim Kardashian was taking on yet another country, but allegedly, the Cubans have no interest in all things Kardashian. But the Kardashian family seemed disappointed with Cuba, as the internet in the country is not up to their standards. The Kardashians were unable to “keep up” when it came to posting selfies and such on social media during their Cuban trip.
Agent Kardashian? Iran claims Kim is a top secret spy, using her selfies to corrupt Iranian youth!https://t.co/HHSSuMhLsE— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 17, 2016
Vanity Fair is reporting that Kim Kardashian as a secret agent of the government is truly a concern of Iran and the Iranian government. It seems that a new report from Iran Wire is focused on Kim Kardashian working for or with Instagram as part of a greater plot for some level of world domination to corrupt women with “aspirational photos depicting a lifestyle at odds with Islam.”
Kim Kardashian’s ethnic background as a woman of Armenian descent seems to be a particular concern, as Armenia shares a border with Iran. Kardashian’s status as the most famous Armenian woman in the world also concerns Iran.
Although many Americans chuckle at the idea that Kim Kardashian is a secret agent who is out to corrupt Muslim women and take them to the dark side with waist shapers, plumped lips, and clothing two sizes too small, this is serious. Recently, an Iranian entertainer was forced to confess to similar influence.
Mostafa Alizadeh said on an Iranian news program that Kim Kardashian and her influence on social media is a big concern to the Iranian government.
“Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s C.E.O. tells her, ‘Make this native.’ There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously.”
Iran Accuses Kim Kardashian of Being a Secret Agent https://t.co/mlQdeV1Hbb— Cara Hutt (@CaraHutt) May 17, 2016
The Daily Mail is revealing that Iran is concerned that Kim Kardashian’s influence is so strong on Instagram that there is a concern young Iranian people will forsake their Muslim faith for the flashy lifestyle depicted by Kardashian and her family on social media. There is also a belief that Kardashian is working for and conspiring with the CEO of Instagram (which is now part of Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerberg).
Iran is also cracking down on locals posting glam shots on social media and is letting these people know that they are being watched. The Iran Revolutionary Guard claims they have warned 170 individuals, and 29 of them are being targeted for prosecution by the government of Iran for specific charges.
“Promoting a culture of promiscuity, weakening and rejecting the institution of family, ridiculing religious values and beliefs, promoting relationships outside moral rules, and publishing the private pictures of young women.”
In Iran, models, makeup artists, and actors have all been investigated and questioned on video to discover their intentions on posting images in what the Iranian government considers provocative dress (none of these compared to the average Kardashian selfie on Instagram). Hamid Fadaei, a male model, left Iran and relocated in Dubai after being questioned in reference to the Instagram conspiracy.
Considering that Kim Kardashian has so many social media followers, she seems to be a huge concern for the Iranian government, and this concern will not go away.
Do you think that Kim Kardashian could be a secret agent? Is Keeping Up with the Kardashians a front for spying?
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