A group of Iranian teen girls, who shared a video dancing to Nigerian singer, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’, were reported to have been detained and pressured into apologising for the act.
The dance video of the five girls went viral on Tuesday, 14th March, 2023, were they were seen dancing without headscarves as required for women in Iran.
A Tweet by Shahrak Ekbatan, said the five girls were first brought in and given a warning, then called again and detained for two days before being compelled to make a coerced confession.
The dance video was released on Wednesday, 8th March, which was the International Women’s Day.
Rema retweeted to the video sayin;
“To all the beautiful women who are fighting for a better world, I’m inspired by you, I sing for you and I dream with you.”
The song “Calm Down” became a global hit after Rema issued a remix with superstar Selena Gomez.
Story: Christy Dung