Sahar Tabar, the Iranian Instagram influencer who is known for her bizarre and somewhat horrifying resemblance to Angelina Jolie, has been arrested.
The influencer was detained by the authorities on Saturday, and has been accused of blasphemy, inciting violence, and corrupting youth on social media as well as obtaining money through illegitimate means, Tasnim reported.
Authorities have denied any connection between her cosmetic procedures and her arrest.
Following the arrest, Sahar’s Instagram account, which had accumulated 26,8000 followers, was suspended indefinitely.
However, some of her more passionate fans were quick to preserve her photos and videos in tribute accounts.
Sahar, whose real name Fatemeh Kh, first rose to fame last year when she posted photos of her drastically altered facial features. With her over-enhanced lips, wide eyes, gaunt cheekbones, and up-turned nose, many people were quick to compare the influencer to a skeletal, more zombie-like version of Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie.
Though Sahar has continuously denied attempting to look like the movie star, she had admitted to having over fifty surgical procedures on her face, and has said that much of her appearance comes from makeup and “heavy editing.” You don’t say?!
Sahar has long insisted that she is her “own muse”, and doesn’t want any affiliation with the actress or the cartoon character, The Corpse Bride, which she is often compared to.
More details surrounding her arrest have remained hazy.
However, Iran is a primarily Islamic country, and the Iranian cyber police have been known to target people who are “not following Islamic ethical code, from clothes to behavior.”
Though Sahar can be seen wearing a loose hijab in most of her selfies, it could be assumed that her drastically altered features go against the Islamic code.