Cardboard Khomeini

bkyser on Apr 13th 2012


On February 1, 2012, on the 33rd anniversary of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return to Iran from exile, the Islamic Republic held a celebration in commemoration of this event. This event caused a frenzy throughout Iran, especially in the Internet world, because of the cardboard cutout of the Ayatollah used in the reenactment ceremony. One blogger created a blog, “Cardboard Khomeini,” as a way to poke fun at the usage of a cardboard cutout. This blog places Khomeini’s cutout in different famous settings, from the Titanic to Abbey Road. To read more, here is the New York Times article.

J. David Goodman, “Cardboard Cutouts of Khomeini Are Mocked Online,” The New York Times, February 2, 2012, (accessed April 13, 2012).

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