Sunday 20 October 2019

'Corpse Bride' Instagram star arrested over 'blasphemy' claims

 

Held: The woman, identified only as Fatemah
Held: The woman, identified only as Fatemah

Dean Gray

A woman known for posting images of herself online trying to look like a lead character from Tim Burton's film 'The Corpse Bride' has been arrested in Iran, according to reports.

The Tasnim news agency said the woman, identified only as Fatemah, was arrested late on Saturday.

Authorities are looking to charge her with promoting violence, blasphemy and encouraging youth to corruption, it said.

She has a wide following on Instagram in Iran.

The woman previously posted that she underwent surgery to make herself resemble Emily, the stop-motion corpse bride voiced by Helena Bonham Carter in the 2005 film. Some images appeared digitally altered to heighten the look.

Irish Independent

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