• Iranian Censors Photoshopped Michelle Obama’s Oscars Dress

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    Iranian Photoshop Michelle Obama Oscars Dress

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    via: The Herald Sun

    As they dismissed Best Picture winner Argo as CIA propaganda

    News agency Fars, which is affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, deemed Mrs Obama’s glittering smoke grey Naeem Khan ballgown a little too racy.

    The agency photoshopped the first lady’s dress so that it covered her chest and shoulders.

    Doctoring of pictures is not uncommon in Iran. State rules say Iranian women on television should wear a hijab and have their hair, arms and legs covered, and censors often have to resort to photoshop to tone down the appearance of foreigners.

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    The US first lady announced the Oscar for Best Picture in an unprecedented satellite appearance from the White House.

    But Iran’s state television was quick to dismiss Argo as an “advertisement for the CIA” and some Iranians called the award a political statement by America for its unflattering portrayal of the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

    State television also said Mrs Obama’s involvement “increases speculation that awarding this movie was politically motivated”.

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