Twitter is hopping right now about how Saudi TV allegedly blurred Michelle Obama’s face, thanks to this YouTube video:
Saudi TV blurred out Michelle Obama’s face when she and Barack met King Salman! https://t.co/MQ6f2cgyHG
— Jack Moore (@JFXM) January 27, 2015
Our producer just referred to the blurring of Michelle Obama here as a “blurka” https://t.co/MhCzTvzdfD
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 27, 2015
Only it’s bullshit. The YouTube uploader appears to have added the blur, not some Saudi TV network.
lots of people in Saudi Arabia tweeting at me that the @FLOTUS blur was done by the person who uploaded the video and not by Saudi TV
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 27, 2015
@jeneps this is absolutely not true. I saw this LIVE, First Lady was not blurred. I believe it’s the person who uploaded the video.
— ????? ?. ?????? (@MunirahAlOqla) January 27, 2015
(Here is another video the YouTuber uploaded that’s blurred.)
This version shows no such blur:
This Saudi TV footage a) Shows Michelle Obama unblurred b) Appears to show Obama & King Salman walking to a waltz. https://t.co/yI6XBGSZdw
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) January 27, 2015
Saudi TV video shows Michelle Obama was not blurred out as some reporting; likely scraped & blurred then posted https://t.co/o1z9UCmhvp
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) January 27, 2015
Nothing is real on the internet.