CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour is receiving heaps of praise online after cancelling an interview with Iran’s president, who demanded she wear a headscarf.
In a thread on Twitter, Amanpour explained that in the midst of protests sweeping Iran, following the death of a woman arrested by the country’s “morality police,” she had plans to interview President Ebrahim Raisi, who is in New York for a UN general assembly.
When an aide informed Amanpour that the president wanted her to wear a headscarf for the interview, she declined.
“We are in New York, where there is no law or tradition regarding headscarves,” she wrote. “I pointed out that no previous Iranian president has required this when I have interviewed them outside Iran.”
The aide informed her that wearing a headscarf was a “matter of respect,” and alluded to the situation in Iran — where people are protesting the death of a woman who was detained for breaking hijab laws.
Amanpour says she walked away from the interview.
While speaking about the incident on air, Amanpour described the situation as “very unsettling.”
“I have never been asked by any Iranian President, and I have interviewed every single one of them since 1995, either inside or outside Iran — never been asked to wear a headscarf.”
Good for her. I would be the same way. To think he can come over here and demand we adhere to their ways over there.
All religions have always been evil foreign psychotic mass murderous mental illness…
This entire mess in Iran has been ongoing for way too many years. Basically the people do not believe in all that those pussy Ayatollah’s are doing to the country. It is not mostly about their religion as much as it is those freaks remaining in power. In short it is a political game, and they are hiding behind their so called religion to perpetrate their evil. So very good for Christiane Amanpour standing up against those bastards. They cannot come over here and still do their stupid culture tricks on the West. Sorry folks…..this makes me so angry, and the use of colorful language is strictly from my anger level. Those people are totally nonsense and I have such a disdain for nonsense…!!!