Friday, July 23, 2010

Iran, Haircuts, and a Canadian Connection

This story here is just priceless.

Is there a Toronto link to Iran’s haircut policy?

Even if you work in the heart of Canada’s advertising industry, it is unlikely you have heard of the Advertising and Marketing Association of Canada. That’s because it doesn’t exist.

Well, that’s not quite true. It seems to be active in Tehran.

At an Iranian news conference earlier this month the association’s head, Afshin Nemati, helped spread word that Iran’s government is cracking down on unacceptable haircuts on men. He took questions on news clips shown around the world, explaining what sorts of haircuts will be acceptable in that country.

Nemati claims to live in Toronto and his business website states he has a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from York University.

But that’s not true either. York does not offer a Doctor of Business Administration, and its registrar’s office has no record of Nemati... [snip]

It seems someone in Iran is trying to create some astro turf and using Canada as a set up. Interesting article and I suggest you read the whole thing.

Especially considering that Iran has accused us of Human Rights violations over that whole G20 mess....

1 comment:

  1. Iran has some nerve accusing anyone of human rights violations. Crazy.