Porn star Alexis Texas arrest, Sasy mankan tehran tokyo music video

Iran is making arrests in response to Sasy's music video featuring American pornstar Alexis Texas.

Iranian authorities have detained music producers linked to a California-based Iranian pop singer in the latest attempt by Tehran to curb what it considers decadent Western actions.

The arrests come as the latest music video of famous underground Iranian singer Sasy, or Sasan Heidari Yafteh, has sparked outrage on Iranian social media.

Actresses, including an American porn star, gyrate atop cars and inside bars in Tehran Tokyo. Within a week, the video had racked up 18 million views.

Iranian security forces detained two famous music arrangers who worked on the song in Shiraz and raided their studio hours before the video went live on Wednesday, according to Sasy's producer, Farshid Rafe Rafahi, the chief executive of Los Angeles-based EMH Productions.

Iranian authorities were enraged by Sasy's music video, which featured porn star Alexis Texas.
Iranian authorities were enraged by Sasy's music video, which featured porn star Alexis Texas.

Mohsen and Behrouz Manouchehri, brothers, are facing criminal charges in Tehran.

The song's teaser, which starred porn star Alexis Texas, caused such anger a week ago that authorities vowed to look into the app that hosted the video.

Iran's morality authorities immediately retaliated against those involved in publicizing or making the video.

“It's pretty crazy,” Rafahi said of Alexis Texas. “She's just dancing like any other person in any ordinary music video, she's not doing something inappropriate in these scenes.”

“Sasy's aim isn't to cause mayhem; it's to make people happy.”

On Wednesday, Iranian semi-official news agencies reported several arrests, alleging that Sasy's associates in Iran had created music that was "contrary to culture."

Sasy, a controversial Farsi lyricist, is now a permanent resident of the United States after fleeing Iran in 2009 to pursue a career as a prolific underground rapper.

According to the Fars news agency, Iran has vowed to “pursue his case with international legal authorities” after the video was released.

The song's teaser, which starred porn star Alexis Texas, caused such anger a week ago that authorities vowed to look into the app that hosted the video.
The song's teaser, which starred porn star Alexis Texas, caused such anger a week ago that authorities vowed to look into the app that hosted the video.

Though hardliners see the song as a Western attack on Islamic teachings, thousands of people around the country disagree.

Hundreds of teens and twenty-somethings shared videos of themselves lip-syncing, dancing, and striking poses in their homes and workplaces on social media.

Those who "cooperated with Sasy," according to Iranian news outlets, will face "decisive judicial action."

It's unclear if any of the lip-syncing fans were arrested as well.

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