There are a lot of cultural differences among different countries around the world. In western world, bikinis and mini-skirts are common but in the Middle East the story is totally different. Censorship In Middle East Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran is very strict and they make modesty laws on women in keeping with Islamic tradition, and prohibit any skin other than the face and hands from showing. These restrictions even apply to ads of products and even music album covers.
To sell products, it is pretty much common to wear sexy, revealing clothing in west. But when the same products reach to middle east, they’re required to be toned down before they can be released to the public.
The most famous case came into news recently when they replaced the complete woman in a pool ad with a beach ball through Photoshop.
The below is the collection of the top Advertisement Images In The West Vs Middle East. Most of the images are the same but are edited in Photoshop to add some extra clothing on the women mostly and also on men in few cases.
#1 Shakira – Oral Fixation Music Album Cover Image Censorship In Middle East
Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 is the seventh studio album and second English language album by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira which was released on 28 November 2005, by Epic Records.
#2 Christina Aguilera – Lotus Music Album Cover Image Censorship In Middle East
#3 Miley Cyrus – Bangerz Music Album Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#4 Mariah Carey – Butterfly Music Album Cover Photo
#5 Lady Gaga – Do What U Want Music Album Cover Photo
#6 Lady Gaga – Artpop Music Album Cover Photo In West VS Middle East Censorship In Middle East
#7 Pool Ad Censorship In Middle East
This is the advertisement image of the pool. You can see a family taking bath in the pool in western image and below is the Photo shopped version of the same image where the woman has been completely replaced with balloon and man has wore a shirt.
#8 Mariah Carey – The Art Of Letting Go Music Album Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#9 Mariah Carey – #1’s Music Album Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#10 Lady Gaga – The Remix Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
By the way Lady Gaga looks stunning in both of the pics. Isn’t so?
#11 Melanie B – Hot Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#12 Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#13 Jennifer Paige – Jennifer Paige Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#14 Justin Bieber – Purpose Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#15 Britney Spears Greatest Hits: My Prerogative Censorship In Middle East
#16 Nirvana – Nevermind Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#17 Christina Aguilera – Stripped Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
#18 Katy Perry – One Of The Boys Cover Photo Censorship In Middle East
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