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Jennifer Lopez's New Fiat Flap: Alleged Iran Ties Latest Controversy Over Car Commercial

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Will Jennifer Lopez hit the brakes on her Fiat endorsing?

Well, that's certainly the hope of one group, which would prefer that the American Idol judge stop representing a company with alleged ties to terrorists.

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In an open letter to Lopez released on Thursday, the president for United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) wrote, in part, the following: "By endorsing Fiat, you are serving as a spokesperson for a company that freely does business with a regime that is developing an illegal nuclear weapons program, financing and sponsoring terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, has killed American and NATO soldiers and is recognized as one of the world's leading human rights violators."

The letter goes on to state that Iveco, a Fiat subsidiary, "produces vehicles that are reportedly used by the Iranian regime as platforms to stage gruesome public executions."

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UANI, however, makes it clear that the organization doesn't feel Lopez's endorsement is in any way a sign that she supports the Iranian regime. The hope is, though, that the singer will use her position to compel the car company to change its policies, or simply end her relationship with Fiat altogether.

Unfortunately, this is isn't the first time J.Lo has found herself marred in controversy stemming from this endorsement gig.

In November, the 42-year-old star turned the American Music Awards into a promotional vehicle when she not only drove up to the stage in a Fiat 500, but proceeded to use it as a prop for the dancers throughout her performance.

Later that month, it was also revealed that the Fiat commercial showing Lopez reminiscing as she drives through her old Bronx neighborhood was actually shot in Los Angeles.

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