Michelle Obama’s Image Altered by Iranian Press Because Her Cleavage Was Offensive (PHOTO)

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An Iranian news outlet is unhappy with Michelle Obama's Oscars appearance, but unlike me, they're not questioning why she was there in the first place, and are instead displeased with her dress. FLOTUS wore a gorgeous silver Naeem Khan design Sunday night, but when pictures reached the Muslim masses, Michelle Obama's image had been altered.

It's like one of those photo hunt games in bars that usually involve naked pictures behind sticky screens. Can you spot the difference in the pic above?

Of course you can. It's obvious that Fars, the Iranian media member in question, photoshopped a higher, fuller neckline on Mrs. Obama and added some short sleeves to the tank dress, as well.

While some may find the added clothing offensive, there's nothing new about the process. Muslim countries have photoshopped reality to match their standards of morals before, and they'll continue to do so in the future. I'd argue, in fact, that most news outlets, regardless of country or religion, routinely alter the facts to present a story that best suits their cause. Nothing is fair and balanced, no matter what side of the aisle you're on.

A rep from the State Department happens to agree. Even though the agency won't officially comment on the altered photo, a spokesman explained:

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.

You know what would be offensive, though? If they'd altered the photo to show extreme cleavage, or drawn a mustache on her face, or gave her bunny ears. Instead, they covered her up so that more people could see her, and if they think that's the right thing to do, it doesn't bother me.

News outlets morph, change, edit, manipulate, and exaggerate the facts all the time (who do they think they are, bloggers? heh heh) -- at least this Fars channel added more sparklies to the equation. I mean, everyone knows it's hard to argue with more glitter.

Are you offended that Michelle Obama's image was changed?


Photo via ABC

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CPN322 CPN322

Not at all. What is the big deal???

fleur... fleurdelys3110

I actually like the covered up version of the dress better haha

momof... momof030404

It looks much better with the top. I will never ever ever understand why anyone calls her a fashion icon. With everything she has at her disposal clothing wise they never look like they fight right or work for her body shape. 

mamav... mamavaness

I like their version better :)

bills... billsfan1104

That is so funny. I agree with others that the the covered up version is better.

NatAndCo NatAndCo

I was more offended that she got more screen time than Jack Nicholson.

Flori... Floridamom96

Ha! I liked it better, too!

Maias... MaiasMommy619

It's the news.. People change it to meet their agendas all the time.. Even here in America.. I like this version better also!!

jayha... jayhawk00

I was more focused on my annoyance at the fact they are mixing hollywood and politics again. Wish that would stop. 

bills... billsfan1104

It's funny how you brought up making news to fit your agenda, and you have te to report how MsNBC has been caught again editing a video, this time of John MCCain. Or how you guys haven't reported on asinine comments rape and being attacked that Joe Biden and that Democratic senator said when they were talking about guns. See you guys do it ALL the time.

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