Singer has taken to social media to commend five Iranian teenage girls who danced to her track featuring fellow musician Rema and were subsequently detained by police – .
The video is understood to have been filmed near a tower block in Ekbatan, a town in Tehran, and released last week to coincide with . It soon went viral on .
Women are banned from dancing in , and uncovering their hair in public (in other words, they must wear a hijab). As well as moving and twerking in the video, all five of them have their hair down.
Since then, , which reports on the town, claimed the girls were arrested by the authorities, held for two days and “forced” into making a confession video with their hair covered.
`Commenting on the news in an Instagram Story, Gomez shared a news article and wrote: “[Love] to these young women and all the women of Iran who continue to be courageous demanding fundamental changes. Please know your strength is inspiring.”
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