Rema expresses support for detained Iranian girls who danced to his song

Afrobeats star Rema has shown support for five Iranian girls who were detained for dancing to the remix of his song 'Calm Down' with Selena Gomez in public. Despite the girls being forced to apologise for their actions, Rema said he was inspired by the girls and other Iranian women fighting for a better world.

“To all the beautiful women who are fighting for a better world, I’m inspired by you, I sing for you, and I dream with you,” Rema wrote in a tweet.

The girls were targeted by security forces for not wearing headscarves, which are mandatory for women in Iran.

The five Iranian girls had posted a video of themselves dancing to Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ but security operatives in the country reportedly det
ained and forced the girls to apologise for their actions.

Speaking on the event of the girls’ arrest, Iranian journalist activist, Masih Alinejad wrote, “Women dancing threaten the Iranian Government. Recently police hunted these five young girls who launched a viral Selena Gomez dance. They were forced to wear hijab and make false confessions against themselves. In the eyes of Islamic Republic all women across.”
Posted in Entertainment News on March 17 at 01:40 PM

Comments (1)

No login
  • rh dg