Brit blogger Jolie King who was jailed in Iran mocked by vile trolls for trying to prove country was safe – The Sun
VILE trolls are mocking Brit travel blogger Jolie King after she was jailed for flying a drone in Iran – while trying to prove the country is safe for visitors.
The young building designer and her construction manager boyfriend Mark Firkin have been accused of being spies but trolls insist they were “asking for trouble”.
One unsympathetic person wrote: "Cry me a river. Iran has every right to arrest anyone who violated the law particularly that puts their interests at risk."
Another critic added: "If she did that in Israel, US, she might have been raped and killed even without any trace of her.”
"Flying a drone near a military installation in Iran. What could possibly go wrong?" one commenter mused.
Some espoused their theory that the couple were spies, asking: "Why do you look like classic low level spies though?"
While others have mocked the couples' white Western background, with one posting: "The white savior complex in action.”
"Wow it’s the privilege that really gets me," an American man wrote.
Getting arrested in Iran. Anything for the gram … Can you post a video of your arrest?
Another added: "I'm just gonna say it as it is. If you violate the law in a country that is already politically corrupted, you're just asking for trouble.
"I don't think people realise that not every country operates as they do in the West.
"They knew very well it was illegal, and still chose to be the typical 'white tourists who break the rules' … well now you face the consequences."
And some have mocked the pair's decision to display their travels over social media in a bid to "get Instagram likes".
One man said: "Getting arrested in Iran. Anything for the gram" while another asked "Can you post a video of your arrest?"
"Going to a 'anti-western' country, and taking pictures, and posting them on IG. Really isn't worth it!"
But other commenters defended the pair.
The white savior complex in action … it’s the privilege that really gets me.
One said: "Don't worry they are safe and will return home soon. News say they were filming a drone in military area. They probably didn't realise it, the government is very sensitive on these issues. I think aerial filming in military areas in any country is forbidden.
“We are also saddened by this but don't worry they are safe and will return home soon just send good vibes."
One woman cautioned: "Let this be a cautionary tail that you must be careful when traveling to foreign countries that you must know all their laws and customs because you never know what they may find issue with.
"Here in the state we laws against drones but I’m not sure how it works everywhere else. I hope the government chalks throw up to two young adults making a unintentional mistake with no malicious intent and let them go."