Lebanese Olympic Skier Jackie Chamoun Topless Photos Cause Scandal | Time
BEIRUT - Lebanon has long been known as the most liberal Arab country in the Middle East, many of its women unafraid of baring the kind of flesh that would invite scorn and scandal elsewhere in asspicsblack region. But it remains conservative, at least by western standards, and topless nude that have lebanon in the past few lebanon of skier Jackie Chamoun, representing Lebanon at the Sochi Winter Olympics, have created such an uproar that the Lebanese Olympic Committee has been asked to investigate her.
Chamoun, 22, is one of just two Lebanese Nude in Sochi, set to compete in the slalom and giant slalom skiing events next week. She also skied in the Vancouver Games, placing 54th in the slalom. Three years ago, Chamoun and a fellow female Lebanese skier posed for a calendar that has annually featured both male and female skiers in various states of undress.
InAmerican Julie Mancuso who won a bronze medal in the super combined on Monday graced the cover of the calendar which is shot by six-time Mexican Olympic skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe, 55, freenudevidoes is again participating in Sochi who also happens to be a pop singer and the son of a scandal. The calendar has been out since late last year, but in recent days, far more explicit images and video have surfaced online that Chamoun says are from behind-the-scenes material that she hadn't seen and wasn't meant to be public.
Sexy In Sochi: Topless Photos Of Olympic Skier Jackie Chamoun Causes Outrage In Her Native Lebanon
Lebanese media outlets seized on the photos, several declaring the story a "scandal. Responding to the furor, Chamoun apologized on her Facebook page today and called the situation "sad.
It will really help me focusing [sic] on what is really important now: There was an outpouring of support from Lebanese fans on Facebook and Twitter, urging her to ignore the backlash. In a statement Tuesday evening, Lebanon's Olympic Committee said the images of Chamoun do "not reflect the real image of the Lebanese sports," but said it would take no action.