Jackie Chamoun is a Lebanese alpine skier competing in Sochi for the Olympics. But everyone in her home country is extremely upset at her after a topless photoshoot for a ski calendar leaked online this week. Via the Daily Mail:
Topless pictures of a Lebanese Olympic skier competing at the Sochi Winter Olympics have prompted calls for a ministerial inquiry in Beirut after they were leaked online…
‘All I can ask to each of you who saw this is to stop spreading it, it will really help me focus on what is really important now: my training and race.’
But the apology has not placated everyone, with Lebanon’s Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami calling on Tuesday for an investigation into the photos to ensure ‘the protection of Lebanon’s reputation.’
The Lebanese Olympic Committee was met yesterday afternoon to discuss the issue, and the head of the country’s Olympic delegation said Chamoun had been barred from speaking to the media.
Chill out, Lebanon. Everyone and their brother has a nude calendar for a good cause these days. Maybe take some steps to chill with the whole extremism thing?