Making fun of Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is becoming the favorite pastime for Iranians online. Netanyahu was taking some well-deserved flack Saturday after being caught following a racy Twitter account. Last week Iranians were sending him pictures of their pants. Now they're making jokes about what may or may not be going on in his.
Meet Persian Hot Book, an Iranian sex education account, or the porn feed favored most by the Israeli head of state. Which is it? Why not both! The Times of Israel first noticed plenty of people poking fun at Netanyahu on Saturday for following the suggestive account. Netanyahu only follows 89 feeds on Twitter, as of this writing, but his most recent addition is Persian Hot Book, "the first library of hot sex books [in the] Persian language," according to the Times' translation of the account description. A few different people noticed around the same time Saturday afternoon.
The abuse hasn't stopped since:
Benjamin Netanyahu follows an Iranian porn account. The jokes write themselves. http://t.co/zPMHQ0nMS1— Steve Rose (@steveplrose) October 12, 2013
It's been an up-and-down 24 hours for Netanyahu. He woke up Saturday morning to a profile in The New York Times that said he's feeling lonely lately and closed his day with this.
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