Watch Iranian TV badly Photoshop clothes onto Charlize Theron in Oscars coverage

Iran's ILNA crudely censored Theron's outfit in footage

An Iranian TV news agency reportedly altered Oscars footage to Photoshop clothes onto Charlize Theron during coverage of this year’s Academy Awards.

The weekend’s Oscars ceremony saw Theron and Shirley MacLaine present the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film category, which went to Iranian film The Salesman.

The film’s director Asghar Farhadi boycotted the event in protest against Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban but sent an acceptance speech which saw him describe Trump’s “inhumane” ban as a “deceitful justification for aggression and war”.


According to the New York Times, Iran’s Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) censored Theron’s outfit in footage it released “with crude photoshopping to feign the presence of more clothing on her body”. Watch in the clip beneath.

The Oscar Award For Best Censorship

LE FRANÇAIS SUIT…بهترین جایزه ی سانسور می رسد به تیم فتوشاپ خبرگزاری ایلنا و سانسور کنندگان همیشه در صحنه ای که برای جلوگیری از ایمان متزلزل شان دست شان همیشه در گریبان زن است تا پوشیده و پنهانش کنند.The Oscar for the best censorship goes to the Islamic Republic’s Photoshop team!As the ILNA news outlet from within Iran covered the awards ceremony for the #Oscar, and Asgar Farhadi’s message of standing up for oppressed people, they also put a black paint on Charlize Theron and Anousheh Ansari to cover up their arms and shoulders, leaving only their heads visible. Another typical example of the Islamic Republic’s fear of naked arms of Iranian women. It is shameful indeed, but that is how the Iranian media outlets based within the country have been covering such events for years.At a time when Farhadi chooses an astronaut and NASA scientist to prove a point about human rights not having ‘borders,’ the Islamic Republic of Iran does the complete opposite by using Farhadi’s wonderful Oscars statement for their own propaganda while blind to the meaning of his point,” Alinejad said.This is the Islamic Republic of Iran which forces girls as young as age seven to be covered up. While many of us, including Americans, are expressing our opposition to Trump’s Muslim ban, we also have to be louder and clearer about our condemnation of Islamic Republic of Iran’s ban on women who can’t enter Iran without hijab. Women from all religions and cultures, many of whom are flogged and imprisoned inside Iran for not wearing ‘proper hijab.'En français / In French:—–#IRAN #LIBERTE #FURTIVE #FEMININE L'Oscar de la censure est attribué à l'équipe Photoshop de la république islamique L'article de l'agence de presse ILNA, basée en Iran, couvre la cérémonie des #Oscars et rend compte du message d'Asgar Farhadi en faveur des opprimés, néanmoins ils couvrent aussi de noir MMes Charlize Theron et Anousheh Ansari pour masquer leurs bras et leurs épaules, ne laissant de visible que leurs têtes. C'est un autre exemple typique de la peur de la république islamique des bras nus des iraniennes. C'est pitoyable mais c'est ainsi que les articles de la presse d'Iran couvrent depuis des années ce genre d'événement. Mme Alinejad déclare que "au moment où M. Farhadi choisit une astronaute et des scientifiques de la NASA pour démontrer aux Oscars que les droits humains ne connaissent aucune frontière, la république islamique d'Iran fait exactement l'inverse en détournant ses superbes propos au profit de sa propre propagande, se montrant ainsi parfaitement sourde à leur signification réelle." C'est cette république islamique d'Iran qui force les fillettes à se voiler dès leurs sept ans. Alors que beaucoup d'entre nous, américains inclus, manifestent leur opposition à l'interdiction de M. Trump à l'encontre des musulmans, on doit aussi se faire entendre encore plus fort dans notre condamnation de l'interdiction que fait la république islamique d'Iran aux femmes d'entrer dans le pays sans hijab. En Iran, beaucoup de femmes, de toutes religions et de toutes cultures, sont fouettées et incarcérées pour ne pas avoir porté un "hijab correct". #SeeYouInIranWithoutHijab#MyStealthyFreedom

Posted by ‎My Stealthy Freedom آزادی یواشکی زنان در ایران‎ on Monday, February 27, 2017

This year’s Oscars saw Mahershala Ali become the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award, picking up Best Supporting Actor for his part in Moonlight.

Viola Davis also made history at the Oscars when she won the Best Supporting Actress prize. In the process, she became the first black woman to complete the so-called ‘triple crown of acting’ by winning an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony.

La La Land won six awards on the night, but was overshadowed by an embarrassing mix-up which saw it seemingly claim the Best Picture prize, before organisers corrected the mistake and announced Moonlight as the true winner.

Check out the full list of winners at the Oscars 2017.