Iran outraged over music video starring Iranian pop star and US porn star

The British paper 'The Sun' reported that the clerical regime launched an investigation into the spread of the music video, which did not feature any nudity.

Porn star Alexis Texas. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Porn star Alexis Texas.
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
A clip of a music video produced by Iranian pop star Sasan Yafteh and starring American porn actress Alexis Texas sparked anger last week from the authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The music video for the song “Tehran Tokyo” featuring Texas and the Iranian pop star, who uses the moniker Sasy and lives in the US, prompted calls from the Iranian regime to ban the porn actress and to crack down on the spread of the music clip.
The clerical regime launched an investigation into the spread of the music video, which did not feature any nudity, The Sun, a British newspaper, reported.
Sasy posted the video on his Instagram account.
“Iranian media revealed the music video was shared to an Iranian entertainment app – sparking an investigation among authorities,” The Sun reported.
The application Rubika is being probed after a segment of the “Tehran Tokyo” music video was uploaded and shared, Iran’s semi-official news outlet ISNA reported, according to The Sun.
SATRA (the Iranian AudioVisual Media Regulatory Authority), which is part of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting news outlet, banned the video clip on Tuesday and initiated a lawsuit against Rubika for depicting a porn actress because it violated the rights of children, Iran International, a London-based news organization, reported.
Sasy worked as an underground singer in Iran before he departed for the US.
“In Iran, Sasy’s videos are not authorized, however, social media users have shared them regardless,” The Sun reported.
“A shiver runs through my back when I think children will find out [Alexis Texas] is a porn star and start searching for her [on the Internet],” Iranian journalist and writer Emily Amraee was quoted as saying by Iran International.
“Because of [the state filtering], all of them have access to anti-filtering software, and parenting control software is not available here… This song is really more dangerous than polio,” she said.
Iran’s regime had previously arrested Sasy for “disrupting public peace” after he danced and performed at a shopping center on Kish Island, a holiday resort in the Persian Gulf.
“Sasy is hugely popular in Iran, and his hit song ‘Gentlemen’ has had over 100 million plays on Persian music online station Radio Javan, where he will also release the new song,” Iran International reported. “Sasy left Iran in 2012 and lives in the United States.”