“Under Iran’s Islamic dress code, women are required to cover their bodies in public. Films showing foreign women without a headscarf are considered acceptable, but revealing clothes are forbidden,â€ reports thegrio.com.
Thus, the Iranian press felt compelled to digitally alter the First Lady’s glittering Naeem Khan-designed dressed because it showed too much skin.
The manipulated photos add material to Obama’s shoulders and neckline, and blur any additional areas that might appear “too revealing.â€
Compare the U.S. and Iranian images of Michelle Obama below.