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How Celebrities Look In Pictures Published In The West vs. The Middle East

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Bikinis and mini-skirts may be a normal thing to wear in the Western world, but the Middle East is a slightly different story. Countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran enforce strict modesty laws on women in keeping with Islamic tradition. Some also forbid any skin showing, except for the face and hands. And while cultures differ and that’s okay, some restrictions apply to pictures, too. How come?

North American advertisement and marketing pictures are full of people wearing revealing clothes. And while that is somehow normal, when these photos are sent to Islamic territories, they need to be changed. It means they will be toned down before they show them to the public. In most cases, religious police in charge of censorship – known as mutaween – just take a big old Sharpie to Mariah’s midriff or Shakira’s shoulders. Nowadays, however, they started to get creative with Photoshop and made great changes.

Here are their best examples. And try not to react when you see J Lo’s censored body.

1. Christina Aguilera – Lotus

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2. Mariah Carey’s hairy cat

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3. Shakira – Oral Fixation

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4. Pool Ad with some clothes on

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5. Justin Bieber – totally changed

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6. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again

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7. Christina Aguilera – Stripped

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8. Lady Gaga – Do What U Want

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9. Nirvana – Nevermind

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10. Miley Cyrus – That is not great coverage

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11. Mariah Carey – Butterfly

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12. Britney Spears Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

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13. Jennifer Paige – wearing some extra clothes

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14. Rihanna’s Perfume Ad In Kuwait

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15. Lady Gaga – Artpop

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16. Ariana Grande – My Everything

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17. Censored Floaties In Saudi Arabia

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18. Lady Gaga – The Remix

Actually, that is not so covered!

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19. Gisele Bundchen’s H&M Ad Campaign Censored For Middle East

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20. Madonna – Hard Candy

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21. Toni Braxton – More Than A Woman

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22. Kylie Minogue – Light Years

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23. Geri Halliwell – Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

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24. Jennifer Lopez – On The 6

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25. Mariah Carey – The Art Of Letting Go

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Source:creativemag

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