Iranian Angelina Jolie 'Lookalike' Arrested
Iranian Instagram Sahar Tabar, who is famous for her posts that appear to show her extreme lengths to look like Angelina Jolie has been reportedly arrested.
She's apparently been detained for crimes including blasphemy and instigating violence, as reported by Tasnim, an Iranian news agency.
Authorities arrested Tabar after complaints about her were made to police.
She's been accused of a string of offence blasphemy, instigating violence, illegally acquiring property, insulting the country's dress code and encouraging young people to commit corruption.
Although she had acquired hundreds of thousands of followers, since the allegations have come to light, her Instagram has been deleted.
Many Instagram influencers who live in the country have fallen foul of the laws. The report however has sparked widespread public mockery of the authorities. Many have commented that the country's legal code is outdated, while one sarcastic tweet suggested she should have been involved in less controversial activities, like embezzlement and murder.
Tabar rose to fame last year, after her bizarre photos that made her look less Angelina and more Corpse Bride, went viral. She was rumoured to have had around 50 plastic surgery procedures, although many of her pictures were heavily edited.
It turned out to all be a load of rubbish anyway, after Sahar Tabar posted side-by-side images of herself in real life vs herself as 'Angelina', having confirmed that she never wanted to look like the A-lister and was just messing around for fun.
The Instagram sensation said that she used clever makeup and retouched her photos to create the extreme look, and never actually planned to look like Angelina.
She made headlines all over the world with her photos, which show her with a gaunt face, pale blue eyes, weirdly upturned nose and huge lips.
She was also reported to weigh only 88lbs in an attempt to replicate Angelina's petite frame.
However, she used a mixture of make-up and Photoshop to create the images.
That explains why she sometimes looks so much more extreme in some photos than others. It's impressive zombie make-up, though - maybe she's got a future as a film make-up artist.
Old photos of actual Sahar show a very different young woman.
Although she has had some plastic surgery in recent years, giving her fuller lips, it's nowhere near as extreme as what we've been seeing on Instagram.
It's unclear what the penalties will be for Sahar if she's found guilty for the crimes she's been accused of.
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