Angelina Jolie lookalike arrested for blasphemy in Iran

An Iranian woman who drastically changed her appearance through plastic surgery to look like Angelina Jolie has been arrested for blasphemy.


NSFW    TEHRAN, IRAN — An Iranian woman known for sharing eerie images of herself looking like the zombie version of Angelina Jolie, has been arrested by Tehran's guidance court for blasphemy.

Sahar Tabar shot to fame in 2017 when she shared images of herself on Instagram with exaggerated features such as extremely pouty lips, a gaunt face and a sharp nose that turns upwards.

Tabar was originally believed to have undergone some 50 plastic surgeries to look like the American actress, according to the BBC.

However, Tabar later told Russian news agency Sputnik News in an interview that she uses a whole bunch of makeup and Photoshop to create her artistic photos. Though the 22-year-old did admit that she got her nose and lips surgically enhanced.

Tabar is accused of blasphemy for instigating violence, insulting the nation's dress code and encouraging the youth to be corrupt, BBC News reports, citing Iran's Tasnim news agency.

Tabar's official instagram account has disappeared, though a duplicate account showcasing her "zombie" avatar is still open.
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