Iran Condemns 300…No Shit.

18 03 2007

According to,

“Javad Shamaqdari, a cultural advisor to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said it was ‘plundering Iran’s historic past and insulting this civilization’.

He branded the film ‘psychological warfare’ against Tehran and its people.”

The Iranian government is up in arms over the film which portrays the Battle of Thermopylae, where it is said that 300 Spartans were to have held off an army of around 100,000 Persians led by Xerxes. Iran isn’t happy with the film because it apparently portrays their ancestors as evil, dumb, and murderous.

300 Mutant

Obviously, the Persians are made out to be evil and barely resemble anything human. I guess Iran didn’t get the memo about 300 being a movie adapted from a graphic novel. Even so, it does portray their “glorious history” in a pretty negative light. All I have to say is “Oh well”. If you want to run around threatening the world with potential nuclear fire power, then don’t expect to be shown as peace loving or compassionate.

John Stewart brought this whole issue up on the Daily Show and he made some pretty good points. If you’d like to check it out, watch it here:




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