Unlike any Lebanese athletes before her, (excluding Pierre Gemayel, who as a member of Lebanon’s Football Team at the 1936 Olympics and was inspired by the efficient organization and disiplin of the Nazis, and not the ideology) Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun made a name for herself today. As a result, Lebanon is being recognized as a winter sports nation for the first time.
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But no, she did not get famous for her skills as a master skistress, rather, for the almost-nude pictures and recently published video of Chamoun’s behind the scenes shoot in the beautiful snowy mountains of Lebanon. In fact, the viral video reached the homeland of skiing, Norway, today.
Baring it all in the conservative Middle East is apparently a huge problem, and lately with the rise of aggressive Islamist groups, it has become even more image-tarring to take your clothes off in public than blowing up a bus. Especially for hot women.
Chamoun, 22, is one of two athletes representing Lebanon at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Now, after the 3-year old photos surfaced, she might face problems returning back to her home country.
“Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami, during a call with the head of the Lebanese Olympic Committee Jean Hammam, asked that the necessary investigation be launched … as soon as possible in order to the take the required steps to [avoid] harming Lebanon’s reputation and international participation,” according to the country’s National News Agency.”
In Lebanon where no one has ever been charged for speeding, or arrested for drunk driving, where toaster-wielding wife-murderers walk free, where kidnappers are scarcely scrutinized, and public bombings often go un-investigated, you would think showing your nude body wouldn’t cause much of a problem. Especially when tourism is at an all-time low.
Speaking with an anonymous Norwegian official, 2Famous.TV learned that “Norway has a long history of defending human rights, and I would personally like to extend political asylum on behalf of the Norwegian Government if she manages to make it to Norway.”
– “Showing off your body is a human right, even if you are hot and there is snow outside. We don’t care about such minor details,” the official explains, before pointing out that he now thinks Lebanon looks like a fantastic place to hit the slopes.
The Norwegian official also revealed that Lebanon’s reputation is already at a “Post Civil War all-time low” more due to the war in Tripoli and the bombings in Beirut than an Olympic athlete’s supremely fit body.
“In our Norwegian culture, achieving success as a skier with a strong body is the greatest accomplishment you can achieve as a human being,” the official says to 2Famous.TV before he slipped in that Lebanon is teetering on a ‘slippery slope’ especially after having arrested a famous Lebanese rapper for simply looking like a badass.
It seems the Lebanese people themselves find no fault in Chamoun’s actions or pictures. Many have taken to the internet in solidarity with picture campaigns, Facebook pages, and a hashtag #boobsnotbombs.
Alan, who is officially the Next Big Thing in Lebanon also encurages people to #StripForJackie!
Nader Mansour from the Wanton Bishops posted this and is waiting for the girls to do the same!
Another campaign called I Am Not Naked used professional photographers to express that Jackie is more than her nudity, I Am Not Naked” recogniz[es] the true definition of a person.” We are who we choose to be and what we choose to do.”
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