Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

    U.S. Porn Star’s Bizarre Trip to Iran Ignites Outrage

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    American porn star Whitney Wright has triggered an angry backlash by traveling to Iran amid the country’s brutal crackdown on women’s rights and freedoms.

    Wright, who has expressed solidarity with Palestinians during Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, published images online from her time in Tehran which included a visit to the U.S. Embassy where workers were held hostage for over a year after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. She described it as a place she “HAD to visit,” according to the Associated Press.

    Wright apparently recorded herself in the country even though her porn career could have made her theoretically subject to capital punishment charges. The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted an anonymous official saying that Wright, an Oklahoma City-born U.S. citizen, had been granted a visa by the Iranian government which had not been “aware about the nature of her immoral job.”

    Read more at The Daily Beast.

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