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Iranian TV Censors Michelle’s Oscar Dress

Home - by - February 26, 2013 - 14:45 America/New_York - 19 Comments

Michelle Obama's Oscars dress

Guardian

Iran‘s semi-official Fars news agency Photoshopped pictures of Michelle Obama at the Oscars to conform to Iranian restrictions on images of the female body in the media.

Fars, which is affiliated to the Islamic republic’s elite Revolutionary Guards, redesigned the US first lady’s dress so that it covered her chest and shoulders in a picture showing her announcing that Argo had won best picture, via a video link from the White House.

Rules dictate that Iranian women shown on Iran’s state television should have a hijab that covers their hair, arms and legs.

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  1. nco77

    February 26th, 2013

    This might be the first time the Iranians were right about something. I’d like to erase the picture from my mind of that fugly thing, but I’m afraid it is stuck there forever.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 26th, 2013

    They screwed up their photoshopping. I can still see her face.

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  3. tucsondon

    February 26th, 2013

    A burka would have been a real improvement.

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  4. IronyCurtain

    February 26th, 2013

    Trust me, NOTHING to see here even if that dress was cut down to her navel.

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  5. moarkdave

    February 26th, 2013

    I misread the last paragraph above.
    At first glance, I thought it said “… should have a hijab that covers their HAIRY ARMS AND LEGS.”

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  6. Czar of Defenestration

    February 26th, 2013

    @ SiS

    Brown. Paper. Burka.

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  7. MM

    February 26th, 2013

    If these guys are so sexually repressed that they feel the need to obscure that hideous excuse for a female, all we need to do I guess is drop a couple million Hustlers into Tehran huh?

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    February 26th, 2013

    After she went to all that trouble to shave her chest hair.

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  9. [...] Mehr… [...]

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  10. Stirrin the BS

    February 26th, 2013

    Probably the first time I ever agreed with Islamic law – except they weren’t modest enough.

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  11. Bangs on a wookie

    February 26th, 2013

    The Ayatollah also gave Mooch a thumbs down on the ‘do.

    (And from his deathbed, Chavez declares Mooch a double bagger. Barri and Reg think that’s just hilarious)

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  12. hanoverfist

    February 26th, 2013

    Barry is gonna bomb them now!

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  13. try a

    February 26th, 2013

    Gunny sack

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  14. B. Hussein Obama

    February 26th, 2013

    Y’all be hatin on the Moose cuz she’s big and ugly -

    but big, ugly Sasquatches need love too …

    just not from me!

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  15. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 26th, 2013

    Just pixelate the woman and get it over with.
    Her fugly dress looked like she downloaded it from Googlemaps anyway.

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  16. Jerry Manderin

    February 26th, 2013

    Props to the Muslim psychopaths!

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  17. eternal cracker p

    February 26th, 2013

    All that extra material, it must be a $15k dress now.

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  18. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 26th, 2013

    Let’s not be hatin’ on Iranian (Persian) women.

    From Scherezade on forward they’ve been noted for their beauty… which doesn’t say much for Iranian males.

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  19. TN Tuxedo

    February 26th, 2013

    Terrible Photoshop job. Even the Iranians know Chewie is supposed to wear a bandolier.

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