Jackie Chamoun is being investigated by the Lebanese Olympic Committee after topless photos of her emerged online late Tuesday. The scantily-clad year-old is also under scrutiny for appearing in a YouTube video that shows her modeling in little more than skis and a thong. Chamoun was featured three years ago in a calendar that shows images of both male and female skiers at least partially nude. The recent release of a behind-the-scenes video showing Chamoun almost entirely naked has sparked what media in her home country are calling a scandal. The photos of the photo shoot are not like the actual images that are now circulating on the net. The video and photos that you are now seeing are part of the making of.
Nude photos and video of Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun causes Olympic 'scandal'
Olympics-Lebanese strip off to support skier and women's rights | Reuters
The accompanying behind-the-scenes video NSFW, to be sure is more revealing, if chill inducing. But she also implored fans and critics alike to drop the issue so she could ski her best at Sochi. The post earned her more than 13, Likes and an outpouring of support. Is there a better definition of a failed state than ours? This woman, who should be a source of pride to the country, … is being blamed for something she chose to do with her free will, while the everyday concerns of citizens are being wholly and fundamentally neglected. Contact us at letters time.
Olympics-Lebanese strip off to support skier and women's rights
A Lebanese alpine skier competing in Sochi is in hot water at home after topless photos of her taken during a photo shoot for an Austrian sports calendar surfaced on the Internet. The calendar pictures, taken a few years ago, show Jackie Chamoun , now 22, standing in snow amid ski equipment. But a leaked video of the photo shoot, filmed in a ski resort outside Beirut and aired this week on Lebanese TV along with stills, showed more revealing images of the Olympian.
It sparked a government investigation, which in turn triggered a deluge of criticism in the main stream and social media against the political leadership over its priorities. The old footage of Chamoun posing topless in the snow for a photographer prompted a Lebanese government official to order an investigation. It was only after that decree that many people in Lebanon realized they had athletes competing at the Winter Games. Supporters took to social media immediately to criticize politicians for targeting the young athlete while seemingly ignoring corruption, nepotism, bombings and a litany of other problems. Now she is famous.