it's amusing that Persian culture is used as her excuse because nothing could be more misrepresenting of Iranian/Persian culture or history.
Historically nudity and nudism has been a part of Western "art" (including sculpture) and culture while it has never or rarely been part of the Persian/Iranian culture or art. There are perhaps many reasons for this but one of the main reasons has had to do with the philosophical and cultural differences of the two people and cultures.
Whereas Humanism (i.e. the belief that ultimate truth and morality is to be sought in humans and thus rejecting the validity of transcendental justifications, such as a dependence on God or texts of allegedly divine origin) is a Western idea and philosophy the counter belief of Theism has been a core and fundamental part and mostly creation of the Eastern (including Persian) civilizations and cultures.
That is why in Western history of art and culture one sees numerous instances of nude human sculptures and painting (and more recently photos and movies). Because the center of their culture revolves around materialism and the belief that Humans are the ultimate authority on truth and morality and thus the "worship" or celebrating the human body has been an accepted part of that culture.
Eastern cultures in general and Persian culture in particular as original sources of Theism and especially monotheism have historically believed in a "supernatural", non-human and divine being (named God) as the ultimate source of truth, guidance, and divine texts as the source of morality. That is why in Persian art and sculpture almost all figures of humans are dressed and never in nude and almost always merely as carving on the walls instead of full sculpture as a sign of respect and humility in face of a greater being named God.
Thus for an Iranian to come and pose nude in order to supposedly show a real Persian culture is laughable at best.
note from from the following that the Persians were certainly fully capable of creating full figured sculptures but did not do so of that of a nude human:
contrast the Persian sculptures to that of the Greeks and Romans of the time: