Don't show women eating pizza and men serving tea to ladies: Iran censorship rules

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Oct 07, 2021, 10:14 PM(IST)

Iranian television censors have prohibited the depiction of women eating pizza on air in soap operas. Photograph:( Twitter )

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New Iranian censorship regulations prohibit television producers from portraying ladies eating pizza on air.In addition, dramatists have been told that males should not be depicted serving teas to ladies in situations involving a workplace, and women should not be seen wearing leather gloves.

You've probably seen a lot of pizza and drink commercials on TV.

Women and men have been seen in these commercials, but have you ever considered that the appearance of women in pizza and drink advertisements should be prohibited?

Should a TV show be closed if a guy is serving tea and coffee to a woman or a woman wearing leather gloves?

We can assure you that after reading this, you must have been shocked, but let us assure you that all such unusual orders have been issued under Iran's new TV censorship law. 

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According to opposition sources, new Iranian censorship regulations prohibit television producers from portraying ladies eating pizza on air.

Women in TV shows may no longer be shown wearing leather gloves or drinking a red beverage, according to new regulations.
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In addition, dramatists have been told that males should not be depicted serving teas to ladies in situations involving a workplace, and women should not be seen wearing leather gloves.

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According to IranWire, following a recent audit, government officials gave new rules to broadcasters and film creators. 

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According to the website, Amir Hossein Shamshadi, the chief of public relations at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, has also decreed that women should not be depicted on TV consuming any red beverages.

Sandwiches are also included on the menu.

To guarantee that the rigorous new regulations are observed, all scenes or pictures depicting men and women in household settings must be approved by the IRIB before being aired.

To escape fines from Tehran's government, certain Iranian streaming sites may self-censor. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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