‘Vegan Bodybuilder’: How YouTube Attacker, Nasim Aghdam, Went Viral in Iran
YouTube Suspect Was Popular and Ridiculed in Iran
Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the woman who the police say attacked the YouTube headquarters on Tuesday before killing herself, created and posted videos that show her to be a passionate animal rights activist and vegan. But they also reveal her anger toward the video internet giant.
By CAMILLA SCHICK and THOMAS ERDBRINK on Publish Date April 4, 2018.
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TEHRAN — In Iran, she was known as Green Nasim, a social media star with followings on YouTube, on Instagram and elsewhere.
In the United States, the star cast a very different profile, a proponent of vegan diets and home exercise who had increasingly become agitated by one of the tech companies that helped give her a platform.
On Tuesday afternoon, Nasim Najafi Aghdam sneaked into YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., and opened fire, shooting three people before t..