When it comes to Rihanna, there's one piece that will be going nowhere near the Middle East: her exposed torso. And for that matter, pretty much anything south of her neck.
Here's the deal...
Earlier this year, Rihanna released her debut fragrance, Reb'l Fleur, and with it, a set of sensual, though hardly risqué, promotional photos as well as a commercial. As for the promo shot, donning an open pink satin robe and sniffing what we can only assume is the reb'l fleur itself, the soft, pretty picture ran as-is in the U.S. market.
But something got lost in translation on its way to Kuwait. And by "translation," we mean "Photoshop."
Gone is the exposed sliver of torso and hit of cleavage—in its stead is a decidedly closed robe. The consensus in the blogosphere (which as we all know is never wrong, um, right?) has ruled it a case of Photoshop gone mad, rather than an alternate legit image taken during the same shoot.
The evidence? The draping at the bottom of the robe, for one thing, seems to defy gravity. That her necklace has suddenly seeming halved itself in length, another obvious possible clue.
Neither Rihanna nor the company that puts our her fragrance has commented on the ads.