Iran likens Israelis to egg-stealing pigs from 'Angry Birds'

Iran's version of the popular phone app can be seen at a digital media exhibition in Tehran.

August 27, 2014 16:46

Iran's version of the popular game Angry Birds. (photo credit: MOHAMMAD HASSANZADEH)


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Iran brought a fresh, new pop-culture dimension to its long-standing anti-Israeli stance this week, with a display at a government-sponsored exhibition likening Israel to the egg-stealing pigs from the popular mobile game “Angry Birds”.

The Iranian public can view the display at the Islamic Revolution Digital Media Exhibition, which opened in Tehran this week.

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In the Angry Birds game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at green pigs who have stolen their eggs, the aim being to kill all the pigs in an act of violent revenge.

The Iranian display shows the pigs placed within Stars of David, as birds hurtle toward them on a suicide mission. To complete the picture, the display includes an Israeli flag.

Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand , who shared an image of the Angry Birds display on Twitter, said that the pigs had been “set inside a shaky house (Star of David) to be hit.”

The Islamic Revolution Digital Media Exhibition is supported by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and includes various Iranian and international digital media displays, including computer-game art, online media and augmented reality.

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