Back in September the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said that there were no gay people in Iran. Andy Samberg from the U.S. comedy show, Saturday Night Live, saw the funny side of that ridiculous statement and along with Adam Levine of Maroon 5, created a hilarious 3 minute R&B music video (below) entitled ‘I Ran So Far Away.’

It was while he was speaking at Columbia University in New York City when Ahmadinejad was asked about the practice of putting homosexuals to death in Iran to which he responded, “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who has told you that we have it.

Samberg and his crew spent six days filming “I Ran” which has elements of LL Cool J, the Wu-Tang Clan and a sample of a track called Avril 14th by Aphex Twin. In the video Samberg and President Ahmadinejad appear to be in love, or as they put it in the video “tripping” for each other.

NBC posted the video on their YouTube channel in the hope that it would quickly spread and raise the profile of the new season of Saturday Night Live. However all instances of the video quickly vanished from YouTube when it emerged that permission for the Aphex Twin sample had not been sought.

It’s a funny video (or at least I thought so), check it out above.

[Video] Not to be confused with the 80’s classic ‘I Ran So Far Away’ by Flock of Seagulls
[Video] Aphex Twin : Avril 14th
[Video] Aphex Twin : Windowlicker
‘I Ran So Far Away’ removed from YouTube
Ahmadinejad: “We don’t have homosexuals like in your country”
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