Thursday, June 25, 2009

Green With Democracy

Do you Tweet? If you do you're probably following someone semi-famous. You know, stalking their every move via Twitter. Well maybe you've recently noticed some of these celebrities' and musicians' default pictures turning green. Well don't worry. Your eyes are working just fine. 

These artists have joined in with another 160,000 plus Twitter users to stand up for Iran's fight for democracy. By "going green" with their photo they have publicly demonstrated their support for a fair election process.

Two weeks ago Iran held its 10th presidential election since 1979. Protests have erupted throughout the country after reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi lost to current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in what many call a rigged election.

Since then, internet sites supporting reform and a vote recount have been springing up daily. The Help Iran Election site popped up on Twitter asking supporters to turn their profile pictures green (the official color of the democratic movement).

And before you know it Twitter guru Mark Hoppus had his picture covered with the eery green filter. The idea has caught on quick too.

Following Hoppus' footsteps are Bayside's bass player Nick Ghanbarian, Anberlin's frontman Stephen Christian, Motion City Soundtrack guitarist Joshua Cain and indie-chick duo Tegan and Sara amongst others. 

If you'd like to join the cause, click here. Maybe now that green mohawk you were thinking about might actually stand for something other than a horrible fashion statement.

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