Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamani, issued a new fatwa on Monday. It says that cartoon animated features should show women wearing hijab. According to the Tasnim news agency, Khamnai, answering a question asked by the news agency, asked if women need to wear hijab in animated roles.
Khamani said that if one observes the effects of not wearing the hijab, the animation should show the hijab. This fatwa is issued based on the aspect of Islamic law. It is not legally binding but is issued by a recognized higher authority.
Iran’s political activists, on the other hand, have condemned the fatwa and called it toxic. At the same time, Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alainzad wrote on Twitter that this is not funny! The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran has declared that women should wear a hijab. Alinejad criticized the fatwa as toxic.
On the other hand, the academic Arsh Azizi has also criticized the government’s decision. Aziz said if you believe Grand Ayatollah Khamani is not focusing on the main issues of interest to Iranians and Iranians. Explain that in Iran there are strict laws to replace censorship in the film industry. Scenes such as physical relations between men and women are prohibited from showing scenes and all scenes deemed degrading are often censored.