Iranian "zombie Angelina Jolie" was given ten years last week due to her influencer status, although her recent sentence has sparked outrage, leading to a breakthrough for the star...


Just last week, the Iranian "Zombie Angelina Jolie" had been sentenced to ten years in prison...

Charged with "promoting public corruption and blasphemy."

Although the Iranian government has since been inundated with demands to set her free...

Thousands have come together to object to her sentencing. And it looks like they're finally listening. Safe to say, the story has solicited a huge reaction online...

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Meet Sahar Tabar.

As you can see, this young woman certainly has an unusual look.

Similiar looking?


Tabar has been compared to Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

The story surrounding her look has taken the internet by storm.

With people debating what inspired Sahar Tabar's look, the Instagrammer collected a variety of fans, mythologizing who she is and what she stands for.

I am my own muse...

Speaking out about the mystery surrounding why she underwent all that surgery and such, the Instagrammer stated: "I did not even think about being like Jolie. Also, I did not want to resemble the cartoon character the Corpse Bride." But there's no denying that Sahar does now bear a striking resemblance to both Jolie and the Corpse Bride. She accepts this and stated: "Now I understand that I have something to do with them, but I am a muse myself, and remembering someone is not an end in itself."

Sahar never had the ambition to look like Jolie.


It was merely a coincidence that getting lip fillers, liposuction, and a nose job made her look like the Hollywood A-lister.

Sahar can be seen wearing a loose hijab in most of her posts.

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, hijabs have been compulsory. The rule clearly states that women must adorn loose-fitting clothing and a headscarf in public.

Introducing: the debate surrounding whether or not the Internet is a public space...

In one of Sahar Tabar's rare none-photoshopped selfies, the Instagrammer is not wearing a hijab. You could argue that taking a photo at home, where you are allowed to not adorn a scarf, is perfectly acceptable. You could also argue that sharing it in the public sphere of Instagram goes against the Islamic State's regime.

"There is no cyber law in Iran's constitution."

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BBC Global News Journalist, Roja Assadi, spoke up about the crackdown on "Instagram influencers" by the Iranian government. She explained that, despite there being no law in Iran about what you post online, they have adopted applying the same constitutional laws they have elsewhere to that which is posted online and on social media. Assadi explains that the Iranian cyber police will target people who are "not following Islamic ethical code, from clothes to behavior."

Iran's Cyber Police (FATA).

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In a fascinating piece posted on Medium, Kaveh Azarhoosh exposes the dark world of Iran's cyber police. In a notion passed by The Islamic State of "self-policing" over 42,000 civilians volunteer to police the web, ensuring that Iranians are following the strict Islamic code. We can assume that it was through this system that Sahar Tabar was caught out.

Not everyone in Iran will be silenced.

Despite the dangers of contesting the Islamic State regime, there were people protesting Sahar's arrest.

This case has reminded people of the Iranian government's dark history of silencing online users.

In November 2012, the Iranian government arrested, tortured, and ultimately murdered blogger, Sattar Beheshti. Beheshti was a young blogger who had written criticism of the government and the regime.

People have not forgotten what happened to Beheshti.

The murder of the Iranian blogger resulted in a public outcry and human rights organizations across the world spoke out. The government was forced to lead an investigation. The public demanded that the Chief of FATA, Seyyed Kamal Hadianfar was replaced, but after much agro, nothing changed. FATA continued its online censorship and nothing could be done.

Sahar's unusual appearance has meant a lot of people are not taking this seriously.

A young woman has been arrested by the Islamic Republic for what they have deemed "blasphemous behavior."

"It is a way of expressing yourself, a kind of art."

Previously, Sahar stated that painting her face and contorting the images of herself through the medium of photoshop was a way of expressing herself. It is this self-expression that has clearly annoyed some people in the FATA cyber-police.

As of July 2018, the Iranian judiciary has been in talks concerning the filtering of Instagram.

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In a push to maintain Iran's strict rules of the Islamic State, they have already been implementing systematic filtering surveillance on Facebook, Telegram, and Twitter.

Tabar was recently brought on TV, without makeup or prosthetics.

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The clip shows how different the star looks compared with her shocking Instagram posts. And she quickly gained sympathy all over the globe, with people determined to free her from her recent sentence.

It was the first time she had spoken out.

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She featured on the Iranian regime-run channel, IRTV2.

In the interview, she explained that she didn't alter her face to look like Angelina Jolie, to whom she is often compared to.

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“I do not currently look like my photoshopped pictures. My mother was telling me to stop, but I didn’t listen. Sometimes the words of a stranger or a friend can be more important than those of a parent."

The Iranian broadcaster used the star to show how wanting social media fame can ruin lives.

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“Vulgarity on social media gets a lot of clicks," Tabar added.

Amazingly, just days after her 10-year sentence, and massive media pressure, she has been released...

This all came about after an international outcry about her imprisonment.

The news was broken by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, who tweeted:

This is amazing news. Although there are still many more cases of this kind in Iran against women that go unnoticed. Let's hope it's the start of some serious change. Keep scrolling for more...