Golshifteh-Farahani-madame-figaro.jpgA number of activists are stripping down in support of Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who was reportedly banned from her homeland after posing topless for French magazine Madame Le Figaro. Farahani had earlier been banned from leaving her country after appearing iin the 2008 Leonardo Di Caprio film “Body of Lies,” according to TheWrap.

Farahani posed without a shirt, hands covering her breasts to protest Iran’s restrictive policies towards women. The actress, who now lives in Paris told press that she’s been advised by the Iranian government that she’s no longer welcome in the country.

A Facebook page has been started in support of Farahani, encouraging people to post a “picbadge” of Farahani’s photo. Some supporters have gone so far as to post nude pictures of themselves.

“This page has been formed, in order to support Golshifteh’s move, in order to say NO to relegion [sic], tradition, culture and anti women’s law,” a statement on the Facebook page reads. “Viva freedom !!!”

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