Mariah’s album covers censored in Saudi Arabia?

(via Neatorama)
Apparently, Maria Carey is a little too revealing in her album covers for the Saudi Arabian government. So, to sell her CDs there, the record companies have had to update her covers to something a bit more conservative. Maybe. This from the Museum of Hoaxes.

carey_arabia_07.jpgImages purporting to show Saudi Arabian versions of Mariah Carey’s album covers have recently appeared on the web. says that “Because of the laws over there her album covers had to be touched up to be made less sexy.” Maybe. It sounds like something that would be done in Saudi Arabia. However, the lack of a clear source for these images makes me suspicious. They could equally well have been created by somebody playing around with photoshop. (And why is there no arabic script on these Saudi Arabian covers?) (And incidentally, I just read that Mariah Carey has 17 Number One singles, tying the number that Elvis had. This is odd because I’m unable to name a single song by her. With 17 #1 songs, I figured I’d know at least one of them.).

[tags]Mariah Carey, Museum of Hoaxes, Saudi Arabia[/tags]