Kim Kardashian accused of being a secret agent by Iranian officials

Kim Kardashian West attends the 20th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 16, 2016 in New York City. Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images

Kim Kardashian may be a model, a spokesperson and a worldwide celebrity, but she’s never been accused of being a secret agent. At least, until now.

Iranian officials are monitoring Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account after they reportedly became suspicious of her popularity.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp – an organization responsible for protecting Iran’s Islamic system and preventing foreign interference or corruption – has accused Kardashian of working with the social media site.

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Allegedly, her mass collection of selfies and bikini pics are part of a plan to corrupt Iranian culture, depicting a lifestyle at odds with Islam and targeting “young people and women.”

“Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s CEO tells her, ‘Make this native,'” a spokesman for the Organized Cyberspace Crimes Unit (OCCU) of the Revolutionary Guards, Mostafa Alizadeh, said. “There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously.”

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People magazine notified Kardashian of the situation as she landed in Cannes, France, for the Cannes Film Festival.

She said the accusations were news to her. “What? For who?” she asked of the allegations. “I just landed and came here [from the airport]. I have not heard that one. Thanks for the heads-up.”

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Alizadeh apparently blames foreign powers for Instagram modelling pages.

“Foreigners are behind it because it is targeting families,” said Alizadeh to IranWire. “These schemes originate from around the Persian Gulf and England. When you draw the operational graph, you will see that it is a foreign operation.”

The OCCU has long been cracking down on what they perceive to be “indecency” on the internet, especially social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram.

Several women have been arrested in Iran, and Javad Babaee, supervisor of the Prosecutor’s Office for Media Crimes, announced they have already administered warnings to 170 people, 29 of whom are going to be prosecuted.

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“Our aim is to teach them a lesson and make them wake up,” Babaee said.

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