Viva in the nude ski Lebanon. Jackie Chamoun photo shoot: Before heading to Sochi Olympics
Viva ski Lebanon. Jackie Chamoun photos: Before heading to Sochi Olympics
Lebanon is very excited and exciting these days: Olympic ski champion Jackie Chamoun claimed that her photo shoot 3 years ago were not meant to be published.
Mind you that the Olympic Lebanese did it on their own: Effort, dedication, finances… The government didn’t give a hoot: Just “investigating” the semi-nude photo shoot.
(I copied these semi-nude photos from http://www.mulhak.com mulhak.com)
There is far more support for Jackie than this stupid government. Posters are being mounted saying: “We are worried about Bombs, Not Boobs”
patrickgaley posted this February 11, 2014
Jackie Chamoun photos: Lebanon outdumbs itself
1. Lebanon’s Ministry of Tourism has repeatedly produced promotional videos essentially centred on the bodies of Lebanese women. I’ve covered this before, too.
As I wrote a few years back:
There is an argument to say there is little wrong with a country using its natural assets (Lebanon is still poor in resources, and will remain so until the government can agree on what to do with natural gas and oil reserves in the east Mediterranean) to boost its economic draw.
As long as the women in the commercial are consensual, what is wrong with flashing their flesh to promote Lebanon? After all, plenty of countries flaunt their female beauty stocks in a bid to draw beach-dwelling binocular users to their shores.
Not plenty of countries, however, display the same level of hypocrisy by encouraging grabby men to come and ogle their women while denying those same women basic rights enjoyed by men.
Here’s one of those videos for your perusal:
Lebanon has even before taken to the pages of Playboy to flog its women.
It’s transparently hypocritical to promote women as physical specimens while simultaneously denying them equal treatment in every facet of professional and familial society, just as people without boobs shouldn’t get to tell people with boobs what to do with them.
2. I urge everyone to read this report about the Lebanese ski team and how it has had to overcome unimaginable managerial incompetence, corruption and fecklessness to even make it to the Olympics. Any Olympics.
One might think the media might be, I dunno, proud of a young professional who – like many, many citizens of Lebanon – has had to struggle and fight in the face of downright ineptitude and obstructiveness to achieve their ambition. But as you know by now, that’s not how Lebanon – least of all the politicised media – does things.
It’s waspish, petty, self-righteous and stupid. Put that in a tourism video.