Not so happy: Six Iranians arrested for posting version of Pharrell's hit song on YouTube
Pharrell's song "Happy" made major waves across the world and sparked numerous copy-cat videos. (AFP/File)
Six Iranians have been arrested for posting a version of Pharrell Williams' song “Happy” on the internet, AFP reports.
“After a vulgar clip which hurt public chastity was released in cyberspace, police decided to identify those involved in making that clip,” said Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia, according to AFP.
One of the Iranians in the film is a woman who does not have her hair covered. The Iranian government imposes a strict dress code for women which states that they must cover their hair in public and dress modestly.
The “morality police” were established a decade ago to ensure Iranians follow a certain moral code, but many younger Iranians are fighting these conservative policies in an effort to achieve a more progressive society.
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