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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)
Our producer just referred to the blurring of Michelle Obama here as a “blurka” https://t.co/MhCzTvzdfD
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes)
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)
@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.
— Ù Ù†ÙŠØ±Ø© Ù . Ø§Ù„Ø¹Ù‚Ù„Ø§ (@MunirahAlOqla)
(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)
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)
Nothing is real on the internet.