In October 2019, Tabar was arrested for "corruption" and "blasphemy," serving 14 months of a 10-year prison sentence before her release as a result of public unrest.
"What you saw on Instagram was the computer effects I used to create the image," Tabar said in a government-run media publication.
She also said that she aspired to be "famous" since childhood.
"Cyberspace was an easy way. It was much easier than becoming an actor," Tabar said.
Despite her history with the social media platform and after her release from prison, Tabar seemed to suggest that she may not use the app again.
"I'm sure I will not even put Instagram on my phone anymore, let alone have a page," she said.
Sahar Tabar after her release from prison.Kalagh Tv/YouTube
Tabar's Instagram was opened in 2017, and she garnered roughly 500,000 followers. And all thanks to her photo expertise, she created creepy videos and photos of her apparently disfigured face with sunken cheeks.
Initially punking some fans with her look, some questioned the images' legitimacy, pointing out warped background clues.
After criticism for the bizarre makeovers, Tabar said: "People are probably living in the 18th century, and they haven't seen or heard of technology or make-up, and they are really surprised."
Protestors all across Iran have made noise following the tragic murder of Mahsa Amini, who was killed for allegedly not covering her hair in line properly with the Islamic state laws.
The 22-year-old's death sparked mass outrage in Iran with anti-hijab protests that started on 17 September at Amini's funeral.
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