Pharrell's "Happy" in Iran Gets Six Arrested

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Jul. 17, 2014

Pharrell's "Happy" led to the arrest of six Iranians in Tehran after they released a video of themselves dancing to the popular song. Iranian police
deemed the video to be vulgar, and the Iranian police chief took the incident very seriously immediately launching a police investigation that ended with the arrest of the perpetrators within six hours. Pharrell tweeted in their defense along with the President of Iran who also made a public statement in their defense. We take a look at Iran's extreme response to a seemingly innocent statement about happiness, in this Lip News clip with Mark Sovel and Elliot Hill.