Azadeh Namdari is a famous TV hostess in Iran known for her conservative views and promoting Islam and Islamic law, especially the Islamic veil. However while on vacation in Switzerland, she was caught on camera not just unveiled, but drinking beer in public according to a recent report:
Iranian state television presenter Azadeh Namdari has faced accusations of hypocrisy on social media after a video emerged showing her drinking beer and not wearing her hijab while on holiday in Switzerland.
Alcoholic drinks are banned in Islam and in Iran, where it is the law for women to wear the headscarf.
Namdari is known in Iran as a proponent of the Islamic dress code.
A photo of her in full hijab was once published in the conservative Iranian newspaper Vatan-e Emruz under the headline: “Thank God, I wear the veil”.
In response to the revelations, Namdari published another video of herself in which she offered reasons for not wearing a hijab.
The two-minute long video was published by the hardline Young Journalists’ Club (YJC) news agency under the headline “Azadeh Namdari’s reaction to the publication of scandalous photos in cyberspace”.
This time wearing a hijab, she explained she was sitting with family members and “maharem” – close relatives among whom a woman does not need to wear a hijab – in a park. She said her scarf fell suddenly and the video was taken at that instant by an unknown person.
She gave no explanation about drinking beer in the video. (source)