Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-American engineer, accepted the award for Best Foreign Language Film for The Salesman at the 89th Academy Awards. The film’s Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, chose not to attend in protest of President Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration.
While airing the acceptance speech, an Iranian television network — the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) — Photoshopped more clothing onto women featured onstage during the introduction and acceptance of the award.
Charlize Theron, who presented the award alongside Shirley MacLaine, was completely covered up by the network, transforming her gold lamé Dior gown onscreen.
Ansari’s skin, which was slightly exposed by her one-shoulder evening dresses and matching shawl, was also censored by the network — while she accepted the Oscar on behalf of the director.
The poor attempt to cover the women did not go unnoticed. One user, Masih Alinejad, uploaded the coverage to Facebook, where it has amassed 115,000 views and a number of harsh comments.