Iranian media was predictably upset that "Argo," a film about the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, won the Oscar for best picture at the Academy Awards Sunday. But there was one other thing they apparently didn't like.
Michelle Obama's outfit.
To be more accurate, they seem to have digitally altered her dress to make it seem more appropriate in the eyes of the fanatical Iranian leadership.
The Fars News Agency, which is affiliated with the Iranian government to an unknown degree, modified the image from this:
Actor Jack Nicholson along with First lady Michelle Obama seen on the video board present the Best Picture award onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Getty Images)
(Photo: Fars News Agency/Enhanced by Buzzfeed)
Iranian officials on Monday dismissed "Argo" as anti-Iranian propaganda for the Central Intelligence Agency, adding that it's "not valuable [from] an artistic point of view" and won only by "resorting to extended advertisement and investment."
They cited Michelle Obama's presentation as proof that the film's victory was politically motivated, adding that it was "produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros."