Iranian TV Crudely Covers Up Charlize Theron For Local Oscars Broadcast
Anousheh Ansari, who accepted the Iranian foreign language Oscar win on behalf of Asghar Farhadi, was also hit by the censor's brush.
Iran may have been one of the victors on Oscar night, with Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman picking up the best foreign-language Oscar, but that didn't stop Iranian TV deeming the win a little too sensitive for its viewers.
When broadcasting the news of Farhadi's second Oscar win, the Iranian Labor News Agency decided to crudely Photoshop additional clothing onto the presenter Charlize Theron, giving her gold lamé Dior gown peculiar black arms and neck.
But one bit of covering up wasn't enough.
When Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari took to the stage to accept the award on behalf of Farhadi, who was boycotting the ceremony in protest of President Donald Trump's visa ban against Iran and six other majority Muslim countries, the censor's brush came out again.
Using a blurring technique, the partial area of Ansari's skin protruding through her dress was covered.
See the video below: