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    I think its interesting how they can actually do that, I mean that they are allowed to change the appearance of the pics so drastically. In any way, this should show that you dont need to flash everything but the nipples and vagina to sell a goddamn music cd

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    Hello??? We are talking about Saudi Arabia here people! The most strictly orthodox Islamic country in the world. Women are not allowed to DRIVE there, let alone parade like ho's on CD covers. In many ways those altered pics of Mariah would STILL be considered immodest and inappropriate in a country where women remain totally covered when venturing out of their homes.

    Tiara - I know it must have come as a shock to be asked to cover up, but Egypt is an Islamic country too and certain social rules apply, even to tourists. Personally, I think the least visitors can do is respect those customs, even if they seem 'ridiculous'. I visited Dubai recently and to be honest I was appalled at the disrespectful behaviour of some of the (British) tourists. We went on a couple of tours and were asked beforehand to dress appropriately (cover up shoulders and knees) because we would be visiting local places of interest. Yet some women still turned up in skimpy tops and short shorts. It's just so disrespectful. We were also told that non-Muslims were not permitted to enter any mosque (fair enough) and that if we wished to take photos of any local people we should ask their permission first (fair enough again). These bloody slappers went rushing INTO the first mosque we came to, video cameras rolling, dressed for the beach. They were quickly booted out but incidents like this give us a tiny insight into why 'Westerners' are not always welcomed with open arms to countries whose customs they arrogantly or ignorantly choose to ignore.
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    Why didn't Mariah's people just change the covers
    and issue about 40-50,000 copies of her albums with
    modest cover art? After all, they spent a lot of money
    photoshopping her legs to make them look longer, didn't they?

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    They're all laughably awful, but that last one cracked me up. It looks like the cat melted across her shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VelcroJumper
    They don't have to 'get a grip'. It's their culture/religious practice not to show the revealing parts of the body.
    When even ARMS are considered a revealing part of the body to the point that they have to be covered at least down to the elbow, then YES, my reply is "GET A GRIP".

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    I understand we have to respect other peoples religion no matter how insane it seems to us. Afterall, they must think dressing in short skirts and skimpy tops is outrageous!

    The only reason I was annoyed in Egypt when I was asked to put a t shirt on is because I was staying at a Hilton Hotel, everyone there was English and the bar was literally a few steps away from the pool where everyone was wearing bikinis and going topless. I didn't see the difference in a couple of feet and atleast I put my skirt on! There were some big fat women wandering over in see through sarongs so you could see their whole body (flab and all) underneath!! But they wern't told to cover up.

    I did it anyway because its their country after all so its their rules.
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    saudi arabia. what a fucked up culture they have. good god. then again ours is pretty dumbass too with the other extreme ( ps and whatnot).

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    the cover for #1's is the best (meaning worst) out of the lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderlust
    the cover for #1's is the best (meaning worst) out of the lot
    It looks like she's wearing radioactive pants!!!

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    BWAAAA-HA-HA-HAAAA!! LOL @you all! And yes, tenaj, it is ironic, photoshopping upon photoshopping! We never see how she really looks anyway, so it doesn't make much difference. A good Mariah is a covered Mariah!
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    She would look better with less hanging out but dang those were horrible jobs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phishtickie
    I think its interesting how they can actually do that, I mean that they are allowed to change the appearance of the pics so drastically. In any way, this should show that you dont need to flash everything but the nipples and vagina to sell a goddamn music cd
    It's probably her Saudi Arabian record company (I believe every big record company has a department in most countries) who did that so they can simply sell more records. They own the picture and can do what the f*ck they want with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryJane
    When even ARMS are considered a revealing part of the body to the point that they have to be covered at least down to the elbow, then YES, my reply is "GET A GRIP".
    It's a part of their religion & culture to cover up. It's not that big of a deal at all--many Muslim girls in the US cover their arms.
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    One of my best friends in Muslim. She doesn't have to cover her head, but she is expected to cover her arms and legs. Not only in this fine by her, she has built a reputation for being on of the most stylish girls in the uni. She doesn't get her t&a out, and it stirs up intrigue if she even shows arm above the elbow.

    Because she's made it her own, she's developed this mystique. More effective than half the tramps at our university.

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    ^^Exactly. Many of my friends wear the hijab, & they say that some guys are even attracted to it & act more interested in talking to them.
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