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Iranian Youth Arrested for Dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' on YouTube

 
Posted May 21st, 2014 @ 9:22am



Six Iranian youth have publicly apologized after being arrested for their involvement in the 'Happy in Tehran' music video that featured the group dancing to 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. During their televised apology, the group explained that they were deceived by the video's producers, and that they were unaware that the video would ever be made public.

Pharrell took to Twitter yesterday to share his reaction to the news of the arrests:



This news comes just days after Iranian President Hassan Touhani spoke publicly in support of embracing the internet vs. seeing it as a threat:



Tehran's chief of police is warning Iranian youth to avoid being seduced by viral video filmmakers.

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Source: NYTimes.com + ABC.net.au
Photo Credit: YouTube.com

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