Iranian News Agency Photoshops Sleeves On Michelle Obama's Oscar Gown

Iran’s state TV may have dismissed the Oscar-winning “Argo” as an “advertisement for the CIA,” but they still showed an image of Michelle Obama presenting the film with the award for Best Picture. 

But the image of the First Lady beamed in via video from the White House looked different for readers of the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.

Michelle’s Iranian alter-ego appeared in the same silver Naeem Khan gown, but with a high neckline and short sleeves to make her modest enough for public viewing.

The photo edit was first noticed by D.C.-based Iranian journalist, Golnaz Esfandiari.

Here’s how Michelle Obama appeared to most viewers around the world:

Michelle Obama at Oscars

Photo: Screengrab via BuzzFeed

 Here’s how she appeared in Iran:

Michelle Obama at Oscars

Photo: Screengrab via BuzzFeed

Here’s how it appeared on the Fars site:

Michelle Obama Oscars Iran news agency

Photo: Fars News Agency

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