Michelle Obama Image Altered by Iranian News to Fix First Lady's Oscars 'Wardrobe Malfunction,' Dress too 'Low Cut'

By Lauren Cortez | Feb 26, 2013 04:38 PM EST
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Iran News Agency "Fars" adds Michelles name to their list of Academy Award "wardrobe malfunctions" in adittion to adding sleeves to her designer gown. The First Lady's image at the Oscar's apparently didn't appeal to their conservative readers' modest Muslim morals, so "Fars" took matters into their own hands by altering Obama's picture to better suit their followers, according to Yahoo news.

"An image was Photoshopped to show Mrs. Obama with covered shoulders and chest- a stark contrast from the sleeveless silver gown that she was wearing by designer Naeem Khan on Sunday night," Yahoo reports.

Patrick Ventrell, deputy State Department spokesperson, wouldn't comment on Michelle Obama's manipulated photo, according to ABC, but he did say that the State Department has seen images and statements manipulated in the past by the Iranian government.

"We've persistently seen Iranian news agencies, whether they're partially or fully state-run, use fabrication and use other means to distort images...It's something that we've seen in the past here in this department. We've seen photos manipulated. We've seen official statements manipulated. So there would be nothing new. It wouldn't surprise me." Ventrell explained.

Other female figures whose wardrobe malfunctions were also Photoshopped to be "covered up" in the past by Middle Eastern media include supermodel Gisele Bundchen and singer Mariah Carey. These celebrities photos were digitally altered, like Michelle Obama's, to better coincide with Muslim values, notes Yahoo news.

Michelle Obama wasn't the only thing that reportedly bothered Iranians about the Academy Awards this year According to the Washington Post, Iranian media has also criticized the best picture of the year "Argo" as an unflattering portrayal of Iran. 

Mehr News produced a headline criticizing Affleck's acceptance speech. The headline read, "After distorting history, Ben Affleck continues to show a bleak picture of Iran: Iranians live in terrible circumstances." The Asriran news website also published remarks suggesting the film has "anti-Iranian inclinations."

Iran media apparently didn't approve of an image, ergo they altered it...now if only they could alter Argo to better suit their beliefs.

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