The day after Bahram Radan tweet, June 28, Kayhan, an ultra-conservative Iranian newspaper whose director is appointed by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticised Radan’s tweets harshly. The newspaper’s editor-in-chief wrote an editorial asking the government to blacklist Radan over his comments. In the meantime, Radan had deleted his tweet.
The next day, on June 30, Kayhan newspaper published an open letter signed by Radan. In it, Radan asked forgiveness for his comments and even said homosexuality was “unacceptable, immoral and un-Islamic”.
But the story doesn’t end there.
The next day, on July 1, Radan reappeared on social media, publishing a photo from one of his films on his Instagram account, which has about 900,000 followers.
The photo shows a scene where a man is holding a gun to Radan’s head.
Many Iranian social media users said this photo explains everything and show the conditions under which Radan signed the apology letter printed in Kayhan newspaper, france24.com reports.
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It’s not easy to be LGBT friendly in Iran – were you are not able to express your own point of view. LGBT community all around the world appreciate Bahram Radan’s support, even when he is not allowed to do so officially by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.