03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Iran State Television Bans Makeup

The Washington Post reports that Iran's state television plans to ban makeup for women:

Ezzatollah Zarghami, told his managers that female presenters wearing makeup are to be taken off air, saying the wearing of makeup was against the law--even though millions of women in this country use it.

The Times Of India quotes Zarghami as saying: "Make-up by women during television programs is illegal and against Islamic sharia law...there should not be a single case" of a woman wearing make-up during a program.

He added that female guests should be hosted by females and directors they should prohibit "repulsive jokes" between men and women on air.

The state television will also crack down on "abnormal" music and unruly children who insult their elders.

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