Lebanon models naked dating for beautiful people
During a brief interview at the end of the minute long video, Chamoun admits that it’s much easier being a ski racer than a model because “I’m not used to posing with no clothes on.” The 2013 calendar was released last year, but the video only surfaced a few days ago, when the local Al-Jadeed television highlighted it in a news broadcast, calling it a “scandal.” The images took Lebanese social media by storm, and the country has spoken of little else for the past few days.
Chamoun admitted on her Facebook page to posing for the photos “with other professional athletes”and apologized for offending her critics.
Started on the 12th of February 2014, the #Strip For Jackie campaign already gained over 15,000 followers and features models, men and women, stripping and featuring a “I am Not Naked/I am a [Enter description]” tagline.
Conceptualized by Cynthia-Maria Aramouni, photographed by Tarek Moukaddem and Carl Halal and directed by Mohamad Abdouni, the #Strip For Jackie campaign is calling on everyone – those who are comfortable doing so, of course – to join.
This is about telling our “peers” to set their priorities straight. This is for freedom.” This campaign, incidentally, shares a lot of similarities with an Avaaz petition calling on the government to drop the investigation, claiming that “ “Their outrage proves one thing: that our government believes the bodies of women are public property — despite not doing anything to protect them.
Let’s challenge that disgrace right now.” And once again, the issue of the lack of law against domestic violence came up: “It’s unbelievable that the government was able to mobilise resources and react on the very same day to this non-event when the lives of thousands of other Lebanese women are at risk thanks to the lack of movement on violence against women legislation. Want to participate in the #Strip For Jackie campaign?
But government claims that the revealing footage may have damaged Lebanon’s “reputation” have precipitated an enormous backlash in a country that has suffered far worse than the publication of images that wouldn’t look out of place in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.