Mellow in yellow: Iranian cleric's outfit mocked on social media

Iranian cleric Hoseyn Khademian is seen wearing his yellow outfit.

An Iranian cleric donning a bright yellow outfit with a matching yellow watch and yellow shoes was mocked by some Iranian users on social media this week.

While Iranian clerics usually dress conservatively in a white shirt and darkly colored cloak, with black or brown shoes, Hoseyn Khademian chose to be different in an all-yellow look during his appearance on state-run television, the Mehr News Agency reports.

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Some Iranians pointed fingers at him for trying to get more publicity, while others chose sarcasm to deride his glaringly yellow garb.

One likened him to a fruit on Facebook: “A combination of black and yellow, exactly like an old banana.”

And another Facebook user likened him to a canary bird. “He would have looked more attractive if he had gone for a pink turban as well.”

The cleric, however, did not remain quiet as he defended his stance on colors especially that it was not the first time he wore a bright hue.

He said “no drama was made” on a previous occasion when he appeared on TV wearing a pink outfit.

“Compared to that, the color of my outfit is nothing new,” he said. “Besides, yellow is as natural as any other color,” he insisted.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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