A Iran TV boss of state broadcaster IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) has been sacked. Apparently an uncensored intimate scene from a Jackie Chan film Shinjuku Incident (新宿事件) was uncensored and slipped pass tight censorship rules and was broadcast on a regional station.
Viewers watching the broadcast were shocked to see the martial arts star having ‘private moment’ with a woman in the film.
That is far beyond the usual limits in Iran, where physical contact between men and women is not permitted on Screen. Even words exchanged between men and women which are “tender words or jokes” are required to be removed.
There was a quick response after a viewer posted the clip online.
“Clips of immoral scenes of a film featuring Jackie Chan have been circulating on social media which was apparently shown by Kish IRIB,” the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
There were angry responses from some Iranians pointing out that no one had been fired over a fatal bus crash that killed 10 students at Tehran’s Azad University last week.
“Buses turn over, planes crash, ships sink. no one is dismissed. A few seconds of Jackie Chan making love on IRIB and immediately all staff in that section are sacked,” was tweeted.