Jackie Chamoun case needs to be relativised


People that are blaming the main audience of caring too much about Boobs and not enough bombings are…caring too much Jackie Chamoun’s boobs and not bombings ? Blaming also the “Lebanese people” to not care enough about woman beaten to death by her husband are also turning the attention away from these stories and bringing focus on the “scandal”. #Stripforjackie is not going to bring attention on other cases…And that’s the vicious circle.

Today two booby-trapped cars were dismantled in Mazraa and Labweh (bekaa), and 4 missiles, ready to be fired on Dahye (Beirut Suburb) were found in Debbieh , yet I felt that the Lebanese “Twitterverse” did not care about it, and that’s an irony. #Stripforjackie brought more attention on boobs than bombs, what a lot of you bloggers blamed.

Jackie Chamoun is free to do whatever she wants of course, but let’s take a look on more “civilized” countries, France for example, does not allow woman to go topless : see the article of the Code Pénal here,  monokini is allowed in beaches. So if a woman like Jackie Chamoun showed her breasts in a French public ski resort, she would have been arrested, could be put one year in prison and would be fined 15,000 euros.

It is neither legal in UK.

Here’s a part of an interview she made on NBC Olympics :

Yes. If we were somewhere else in Lebanon, in a public place, maybe they would have shooted us. But we were on the slope in Faraya and it is an open space. The people who go there are people from Beirut who are open-minded, more international in their thinking, and also the jet-set of Lebanon so it wasn’t a problem there. It’s really open there, like in Europe. In other places we could have been in really big trouble.


The Lebanese constitution : article 8 :

Individual liberty is guaranteed and protected by law. No one may be arrested, imprisoned, or kept in custody except according to the provisions of the law. No offense may be established or penalty imposed except by law.



One thought on “Jackie Chamoun case needs to be relativised

  1. The UN covering a nude statue because of Iranian visitors shows little respect. The visitors know where they are heading and should respect the local customs and traditions. As long as Iran demands visitors to adhere to the strict modesty code enforced by the theocratic dictatorship, they are in no position to make demands when they go somewhere else.

    As to the laws about nudity in France, Lebanon and elsewhere – its not about which laws there are, its about how they are enforced. Like you said – its weird that a minister would personally open an investigation. That’s what the police are there for.


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