An Iranian news agency made some "alterations" to Michelle Obama's Oscar-night dress without her permission.
The first lady wore a Naeem Khan design Sunday night while announcing "Argo" as the Academy Award winner for best picture. The surprise presenter appeared on the ABC broadcast via satellite, as President Obama was co-hosting the Governors Ball in Washington, D.C.
When reporting on Michelle Obama's participation in the awards, Iran's Fars News added sleeves to her dress and raised her neckline, reports say, to comply with its local broadcasting guidelines.
"We've persistently seen Iranian news agencies, whether they're partially or fully state-run, use fabrication and use other means to distort images," deputy State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told ABC News.
While they were at it, why didn't they just change the print on her dress to match the Iranian flag?
According to Us Weekly, Fars News criticized Obama's involvement with the program, saying, "In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the first lady announced the winner for best picture for the anti-Iran film, 'Argo,' which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros."
The Iranians weren't the only ones criticizing Obama's appearance.
MSNBC's Donny Deutsch said Obama's presence was "intrusive and not additive" when he appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "There was an elitist flavor to it."
At FOX News, Bill O'Reilly slammed Obama's
Does O'Reilly realize he's siding with Iran on this one?
According to Us Weekly, Michelle Obama talked about the Oscar appearance -- but didn't address the controversy -- during an interview Tuesday with SiriusXM host B. Smith. "It was really a privilege to be able to announce the award and to do it at the White House with all those wonderful military aides," said the 49-year-old mother of two. "They were more excited than I could have ever imagined. We always love the chance to highlight them."