Thursday, March 05, 2009

News I Don't Care About of the Day

As reported by the Associated Press:
An adviser to Iran's president on Sunday demanded an apology from a team of visiting Hollywood actors and movie industry officials, including Annette Bening, saying films such as "300" and "The Wrestler" were "insulting" to Iranians.

Without an apology, members of Iran's film industry should refuse to meet with representatives from the nine-member team, said Javad Shamaqdari, the art and cinema adviser to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"In my viewpoint, it is a failure to have an official meeting with one who is insulting," Shamaqdari told The Associated Press.

The film "300," portrays the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., in which a force of 300 Spartans held off a massive Persian army at a mountain pass in Greece for three days. It angered many Iranians for the way Persians are depicted as decadent, sexually flamboyant and evil in contrast to the noble Greeks.

Iranians also criticized "The Wrestler" starring Mickey Rourke as a rundown professional wrestler who is preparing for a rematch with his old nemesis, "The Ayatollah." During a fight scene, "The Ayatollah" tries to choke Rourke with an Iranian flag before Rourke pulls the flagpole away, breaks it and throws it into the cheering crowd.

Neither movie was shown in Iran.
You'd think Hollywood could do better than the Bush Administration that they despised at sucking up to Iran.

(via Best of the Web)


Anonymous said...

Creativity is obviously not valued by these people who have been brainwashed by the Koran. They seem to specialize in destruction, e.g., "jihad," cutting off heads of people who think for themselves.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Iranian movies are, no doubt, uninterruptedly pro-American.

Anonymous said...

Let's do unto Iranians as they would do unto us. Islam deserves the same warm welcome in America as Christianity and Judaism enjoy in Iran.