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Monday 16 September Sochi Lebanese skier causes controversy over topless photos Lebanese skier taking part in Sochi has apologised for racy photos after country's sports minister called for an inquiry Jackie Chamoun has apologised on her Facebook for an offence caused to her conservative supporters. Related Articles. However, sections of society remain conservative by Western standards, and some took objection.
A still from the Jackie Chamoun video Chamoun, one of two athletes representing Lebanon in alpine skiing, said the photos were taken three years ago, and the images in the final calendar are objectively less explicit than the video of the shoot that was made public.
In a statement released last skierit said photos while the photos "do not reflect topless real image of Lebanese sports," it would take no action against her because "the offense did not take place lebanon the preparations for the Games nor during the Games.
Filed to: Share This Story. The Root The Grapevine. Share Tweet. Kinja is in read-only mode. Then all hell seemed to break loose when caretaker Minister of Sports and Youth Faisal Karame ordered the Olympic committee to launch an investigation and "take the required steps so that Lebanon's reputation is not harmed".
Another newspaper, al-Safir, published an article demanding: For many on Twitter and Facebook, the real scandal was that the pictures of Ms Chamoun were described a "scandal" by some Lebanese media outlets in the first place. Nathalia, a law student, wrote on Facebook: Winter Olympic skier posed topless for an Austrian calendar three years ago!
A full investigation is underway Great to know where their priorities are Others lamented what they called "horribly backward reactions" in "the hugely patriarchal system" of Lebanon. Some women and men even thought to demonstrate support to the athlete by posting almost-naked photos of themselves on an "I Am Not Naked" Facebook pagewith the hashtag " StripForJackie".
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