Happy Iranian Dancers


A group of six young Iranians who were detained for dancing in a video set to Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy" have been released on bail, according to various reports.

The "Happy" dancers were allegedly brought in to a local Tehran jail in response to the video because the three women in it were not wearing proper head coverings and were considered to be dancing too close to men.

Fortunately, the viral video stars were later released after Internet users began protesting their detainment and even got the hashtag "#freehappyiranians" trending on Twitter.

Additionally, one woman who seems to appear in the tribute clip took to her Instagram to share, "Hi I'm back thank you @pharrell and everyone who cared about us love you all so much and missed you so much."

Even Iranian president Hassan Rouhani released a statement about the story. Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday, "#Happiness is our people's right. We shouldn't be too hard on behaviors caused by joy. 29/6/2013." The date in the tweet references a Jun. 29, 2013 speech he made in which he said that very quote.

Meanwhile, after word spread that the six young Iranians had been detained by authorities over their feel-good music video, Pharrell took to his official Facebook page to write, "It is beyond sad that these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness."

Hope he's heard the happy news!

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