An album isn't just about the music. Yes, the sounds are without a doubt its most essential element, but we must acknowledge the role of cover art in making it whole. Be it the fold-out gatefolds of the vinyl era, the pull-out liner notes in CD cases or the icon on a digital player, these visuals have an important role in defining how we look at a particular release. However, one Iranian streaming site, Melovaz, isn't happy with how some of them look. In fact, they're so worried these album covers might be a bad influence on their listeners, they're censoring them. What devil seeds are these pictures featuring, you ask? Women.

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Lady Gaga - Joanne

Lady Gaga - Joanne

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Mihran Hovnanian
Community Member
1 year ago

Subtle!

Tifferooski
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet they'd just erase women of the planet if they could. Too bad they need us to exist.

blugeagua
Community Member
1 year ago

And that's just the thing, women are human beings too, and they NEED us to make more human beings (and that includes making more male humans). So you'd think that even just for that reason they would see us as equals...

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Kathleen Cochran
Community Member
1 year ago

Theocracies at best are annoying, at worst, dangerous. The only ones who like them are the freaks making the rules.

Samar Abu Liel
Community Member
1 year ago

In a way or another i think the hat one is creative.

BlahBlah
Community Member
1 year ago

Why not just add burkha? This would be more real.

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

This might not have been so noticable if they has moved the hat a bit lower.

Dr.Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of one of the Clockwork Orange movie posters.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

The middle east doesn't want it's citizens to know that woman exist outside of a severely oppressed society. I wish all the woman would rise up and demand equality, but they're brainwashed from childhood.

Kelly Helen
Community Member
1 year ago

Men of this planet would love it if they could just leave our vaginas intact and erase everything else from real life tbh. It seems that majority of men worldwide hate women as evidenced by how much they try to erase and silence us from political and social life, sexually assault us, rape and murder us, sell us as sex slaves, create child brides, make other women ABORT female fetuses ( and thus creating a huge gender imbalance and a crisis in South and parts of Southeast Asia and China as a whole) then FORBID and control us from having an abortion in the 1st place, etc. God I'm just so tired of men's misogyny and their violence against us....

Thomas Nymark
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this your opinion of "men" in general, seriously? Because then you are simply guilty of misandry (the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys in general). We are many men who love and adore women in all parts of life (social, cultural, political, sexual etc.) and who would never engage in any kind of violence against women. Your examples are of course valid, because these horrible acts do happen around the world. But they are not shared by most men at all.

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd pay to just watch a hat sing..

Marcia Alverson
Community Member
1 year ago

I think if i were a female songwriter/ artist (and I am) I would just ban my music from being played in Iran. That's ridiculous. If you listen to my female voice, you can see my female face. TYVM.

Wyrran
Community Member
1 year ago

Godga

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

she fell into the portal in the hat

Jeffrey Keough
Community Member
1 year ago

Too much talent, to disappear.

B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Like the shortage of women in countries where they practice #sexselectiveabortion #missingwomen

Amir Norouzi
Community Member
1 year ago

Wdf you guys just wanted to talk about things you guys not sure about it Khkh : get you copy right a way from Iran not showing you music cower then😂🔥🔥

Hijabs Rebel
Community Member
1 year ago

How come i like the edit out better..it looks like masterpiece..if people put it as album cover, i would have believe that is the intended cover..

Sarit Greidingher
Community Member
1 year ago

Very Magrrite

Kathy Valentine
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess they liked her hat though...

Couples Plot
Community Member
1 year ago

I just searched... disgusting.

Eddie
Community Member
1 year ago

Iran, making more people disappear than Thanos since 1979.

Norina Lundy
Community Member
1 year ago

love is kinda spooky with a spooky little girl like you

Yvonne Connor
Community Member
1 year ago

The men are frightened of the powerful women. Another silly thing they do but it doesn’t stop the rise of divine feminine.

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 year ago

why?

Lilli
Community Member
1 year ago

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Mary Robi
Community Member
1 year ago

I like the hat one

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"I was casually scrolling through Reddit when a user there submitted a photo of Taylor Swift's new album cover without herself, just the album title," Izzi, the Twitter user who spread the message, told Bored Panda. "In the comment section, someone linked to that Iranian music streaming site so I went there and discovered the huge collection of photoshopped music covers specifically involving women."

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Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

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Just Tina
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1 year ago

That looks scary

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At first, he was surprised and in disbelief, however, due to the ridiculousness of the situation, Izzi couldn't help but laugh at some of the horrible jobs they did to remove the female artists from their covers. "That was when I felt like I should share this on my Twitter."

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Lana Del Rey - Nfr!

Lana Del Rey - Nfr!

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Mihran Hovnanian
Community Member
1 year ago

Lana is a thief!! She left and took half the US flag with her!... No respect for her fans and the male model who now looks perplexed and lonely.

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"The editing for A Star Is Born's song Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper infuriated me the most. They completely censored and removed Gaga but not Brad, and even did a terrible job at it. That was so unnecessary."

"I would like to add that I know for a fact that some countries in the Middle East would censor its female images by adding clothes and hijabs, I'm not okay with that, but this Iranian streaming site takes it to a whole new level by erasing every trace of them," Izzi said. "I hope this brings some awareness to the world that some women still face this kind of discrimination even in the 21st century."

#4

Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water Cover

Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water Cover

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My O My
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is sexy

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#5

Beyoncé - Spirit

Beyoncé - Spirit

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TheBlackPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol they don't know the lion is female

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#6

Little Mix Ft. Nicki Minaj - Woman Like Me

Little Mix Ft. Nicki Minaj - Woman Like Me

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
1 year ago

That's wonderful

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#7

Céline Dion - Ashes Steve Aoki Deadpool Demix

Céline Dion - Ashes Steve Aoki Deadpool Demix

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TheBlackPanda
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1 year ago

Hey what did Deadpool do??!!😄

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#8

Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep

Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep

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Blueplanet
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1 year ago

and it's not even done properly

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#9

Mxmtoon - The Masquerade

Mxmtoon - The Masquerade

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Jenn Unicorn Popping
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1 year ago

Ya that pink one middle row is skeptical ;(

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#10

Billie Eilish - When I Was Older

Billie Eilish - When I Was Older

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Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
1 year ago

Must to say, this looks better...

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#11

Lizzo, Dababy - Truth Hurts

Lizzo, Dababy - Truth Hurts

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh. My. God. I can see a little bit of female skin in the bottom left! What a scandal, the censors didn't do a good job.

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#12

Katy Perry - Small Talk

Katy Perry - Small Talk

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Kristy P
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1 year ago

That's some bad photoshop right there...

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#13

Pnb Rock, Nicki Minaj, Murda Beatz - Fendi

Pnb Rock, Nicki Minaj, Murda Beatz - Fendi

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Dave Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, even drawings aren't ok?

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#14

Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

Oooh, edgy! No total deletion!

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#15

Melanie Martinez - K-12

Melanie Martinez - K-12

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Janet Parton
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1 year ago

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good she's awful

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#16

Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next

Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next

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Silverfish_13
Community Member
1 year ago

wow, can't even notice the change. So subtle

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#17

Ariana Grande - Imagine

Ariana Grande - Imagine

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My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

What did they remove??

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#18

Marina - Love Fear

Marina - Love Fear

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Sarah Lipp
Community Member
1 year ago

Feels very "handmaids tale" how easily women are erased here.

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#19

Kygo And Whitney Houston - Higher Love

Kygo And Whitney Houston - Higher Love

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Andrew Wildman
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1 year ago

Could have at least scooted his head over to be more centered...

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#20

Afro B - Afrowave 3

Afro B - Afrowave 3

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

They deleted even the man...

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#21

Camila Cabello - Liar

Camila Cabello - Liar

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes you are .... there used to be an angel on the cover

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#22

Meghan Trainor - Badass Woman

Meghan Trainor - Badass Woman

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Analyn Lahr
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1 year ago

Even the car?

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#23

Lana Del Rey - Doin' Time Album

Lana Del Rey - Doin' Time Album

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CookieNeerrrrd
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1 year ago

The photoshop isn't that great...

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#24

Ariana Grande - Boyfriend

Ariana Grande - Boyfriend

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Gee, they even removed the men from this one.

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#25

Celine Dion - Courage

Celine Dion - Courage

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Amy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Chilli con Courage?

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#26

Beyonce - Homecoming

Beyonce - Homecoming

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Crystal Pool
Community Member
1 year ago

but her hair is covered... wtf?

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#27

Miley Cyrus - She Is Coming

Miley Cyrus - She Is Coming

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Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah but is she breathing heavy?

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#28

Bebe Rexha - Last Hurrah

Bebe Rexha - Last Hurrah

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CookieNeerrrrd
Community Member
1 year ago

i like that song...

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#29

Taylor Swift - Lover

Taylor Swift - Lover

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Kath Leen
Community Member
1 year ago

wth?you did this to my tay tay. noooo!!!

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#30

Saweetie - Icy

Saweetie - Icy

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Tifferooski
Community Member
1 year ago

This is like the only one I remotely understand the purpose for censoring.

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