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Iran

We're SUING Over 'Argo' ...

It's Iranophobic Garbage!

3/13/2013 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Iran is now on the legal offensive in the wake of "Argo" ... threatening to sue Hollywood filmmakers for their "Iranophobic" portrayal of the Middle Eastern country.

Iran's state-run Press TV reports government officials have already contacted an "internationally-renowned" French lawyer named Isabelle Coutant-Peyre to file the lawsuit.

Coutant-Peyre released a statement saying, "I will defend Iran against the films like Argo, which are produced in Hollywood to distort the country's image."

For its part, Iran's Press TV said, "The Iranophobic American movie attempts to describe Iranians as overemotional, irrational, insane, and diabolical while at the same, the CIA agents are represented as heroically patriotic."

In addition to filing a lawsuit, Iran plans to fund a pro-Iran movie called "The General Staff" ... about 20 American hostages who are handed over to the U.S. by Iranian revolutionaries.

That being said ... we still think Affleck got screwed outta the Oscar for Best Director.

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31.

leah    

Dear Iran,
if the "overemotional, irrational, insane and diabolical" shoe fits- wear it. And, FYI what
will you do when a movie comes out showing how you STILL stone women for adultery after they are
raped? Who will you sue then?

525 days ago
32.

Aryan4c    

This is bull**** im iranian and the movie is spott on.The regime are lunatic muslim idiots. And its the regime that is portayed that way and te people that they brainwashed that time.

525 days ago
33.

Tesla_Consulting    

"It's just a song."

525 days ago
34.

Vince    

Who care what yet another rag headed pedophile follower thinks or says. Those muslim morons
always wanting everyone to be sensitive to all their crap and then they run around killing everyone who disagrees. Well I have something to say ....mohammad was a child molester and a goat f$87ker, and I piss on the koran daily...I live in NY come and get me with your holy war...I ll send you all to your 70 virgins in hell, and smile the whole time.......

525 days ago
35.

ChitownCletus    

let the bombing begin in 5...4...3..2...Booooooom

525 days ago
36.

WhyNot    

Iran has bigger fish to fry! Their political leader HUGGED a widow! OMG... he showed emotion! The fact that they actually held Americans hostage and Canadians rescued them is of no consequence to the Iranian clerics. The fact is... USA dared to put it on film as having happened. They really need to take their clerical, religious heads out of their a$$es and take it like the 'real men' they profess to be. It's a freaking movie... it wasn't factual... get F%*ked.

525 days ago
37.

55vineyard    

Used to date an Iranian guy in college (they called themselves Persians then, Shah was still in office). They have some really good food, but I sure would not want to marry one of them, very sexist. They sure had a lot of fun here in California boozing it up and partying like crazy.

525 days ago
38.

static    

That is some funny schiznit.

525 days ago
39.

Billythekid_96    

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion

525 days ago
40.

lee    

Guess I'll have to watch this movie now to see what all the fuss is about... it's like they're promoting the movie.

525 days ago
41.

Professor Sherlock     

How uncomfortable to read this and comments. I couldn't imagine what its like to have to feel what its like to choose between my culture or reading into propaganda? Unless you can trace your families bloodline and you don't stand for anything stop hating people who do. Hate is that unimportant and anyone who wants to put Iran down we don't want you around us don't use us as a conduit for excusing your lame anger. I know hating others is not a purpose in life its a means to remain.

525 days ago
42.

.    

take ben's awards....

525 days ago
43.

Michell    

It's the freakin movies!!! Can't play an indian, can't play an Irainian...more and more critics in the world...you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself!!

524 days ago
44.

bored    

I actually totally agree with Iran here, this movie was some American propaganda bull****.

524 days ago
45.

TiltDogg    

Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms.

524 days ago
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