Iranian state TV apologized after hosting a marriage counselor who told women to kiss their husband's feet even if he beats them.
The 'expert' advised wives in the Islamic theocracy to put a bucket under their husband's feet while he is resting on the couch on a Friday afternoon.
"Slowly give him a foot massage, then dry his feet, and now this part: Kiss his feet," she said, adding that the demonstration of love will relieve stress, prevent strokes and heart attacks and 'charge' a man for a month.
She added, according to Radio Free Europe: "Even if your husband is a drug addict, if he beats you - just do it and you will see a miracle in your life."
The outrageous remarks, broadcast in Yazd province, led to an apology being issued on Tuesday by semi-official news agency ISNA.
Officials promised "planning and greater attention in content delivery" after conceding the 'fragmented comments' had led to multiple complaints.
The apology came after many Iranians took to social media to blast the advice.
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This article has been adapted from its original source.
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