Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Iran bans stars from doing ads

Iran has banned sports and movie stars from appearing in commercial advertisements on the grounds that celebrities should not promote consumerism.
Despite a ban in the early years of the 1979 Islamic revolution, Western-style advertisements and television commercials reappeared in Iranian cities and state-owned media in the early 1990s.
A notable target of the ban appears to be the "Iranian Hercules", the heavyweight world weightlifting champion and double Olympic gold medallist Hossein Rezazadeh. More...

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