Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini have become allocate important in 2022. Several celebrities and public figures from around the world gathered to express sympathy and solidarity for this case, which threatens women’s rights to freedom in Iran.
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died after being detained by the country’s vice police. Mahsa Amini allegedly died due to the violence she suffered during her arrest, caused by wearing a hijab, which was considered substandard by local authorities. This incident then led to mass protests that continue to develop in all Iranian provinces.
Protests against the death of Mahsa Amini continue to spread around the world. Solidarity for women’s rights in Iran continues to echo jargon “Women, Life, Freedom” for the flurry of violence that has fallen to the lot of women in a Middle Eastern country.
The case of the death of Mahsa Amini is not the only case of violence against women that is considered “out of moral standards” in Iran. This is a reflection of the unreliable understanding of women’s rights in the Islamic Republic. Joining in raising public concerns to the surface, here are a number of celebrities who joined the protests against the death of Mahsa Amini in 2022.
1. Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Melek Mosso
Celebrity haircut / instgram.com/ marioncotillard
French-born Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard expressed their solidarity with the protests against the death of Mahsa Amini through their personal social media accounts. He showed off his hair while shouting jargon.”For Freedom” for the tragedy that befell women in Iran.
This haircut is a symbolic form that the Persian people consider a form of protest, anger and sadness. It was noticed that several similar videos were also circulated by several French activists and public figures.
A Turkish pop star Melek Mosso also made a similar haircut. The action was carried out when he held a concert in solidarity with the tragedy that befell Iranian women.
2. Sherwin Khajipour, Homayoun Sajiran
Repressed received for supporting Mahsa Amini/ pexels.com/ Artin Bakhan
Shervin Khajipour, famous Iranian musician, released a song “They stayed… “, which is now the song accompanying the protest over the death of Mahsa Amini. The 25-year-old singer posted the song on his personal Instagram before it went viral around the world. For this action, Sherwin Hajipour was intimidated by the Iranian authorities and detained for several days.
Several similar incidents were also reported against several Iranian celebrities who held solidarity rallies in connection with the protest against the death of Mahsa Amini. Homayoun Sajiran, a classical singer from Iran who showed a photo of Mahsa Amini during a concert in Australia, was also harassed by the authorities when he returned to his country.