Charlize Theron's Oscars Dress Was Considered Too Sexy For TV in Iran
At the 2017 Academy Awards, Charlize Theron presented the category for best foreign language film while wearing a glimmering Dior gown with a deep neckline. Interestingly, the gown originally had a more revealing neckline when it made its debut during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, however, it was altered to look more modest for Charlize's appearance. The Iranian Labour News Agency, however, didn't think it was modest enough.
While airing the big show, producers at the agency decided to alter Charlize's dress using several shoddy techniques. When Charlize first announced the category alongside Shirley MacLaine, the ILNA censored her shoulders and chest using a blurry black drawing. They later covered her entire upper body using the more traditional gray censor box.
What's more, the agency also blurred out a sliver of skin shown by Anousheh Ansari, an engineer who accepted the award on behalf of the category's winner, Asghar Farhadi. She was wearing a gown with an asymmetrical neckline and a shawl.
Review the highly questionable edits in the video below, and see Charlize's dress on the red carpet and its original debut on the runway.