I don’t even know where to start with this. It’s too similar to the Rasha Kahil incident a few weeks ago, and I still cannot comprehend the horribly degrading reaction of people to something so natural, so normal as a pair of bare breasts shot tastefully for a calendar.
To Everyone Upset at Jackie and Chirine
Who the fuck are you to get upset? Is it the first pair of boobs you see? The horribly backwards reaction to the surfacing of these old photos, makes you all look like savage brutes living in some theocracy in the mountains between Pakistan or Afghanistan, or in Iran, or Saudi. You are in fucking Beirut, the city that placed ads in Playboy Magazine in the 60s, and had its own red light district back in the day. Today, in 2014, you want to turn it into some religious theocracy that’s afraid of sex and hates women unless they’re 72 virgins you get for blowing your stupid self up? Or some savage tribe that still believes women are property and carry “the honor” of the family or whatever it is you call what you congregate yourself in?
You, sirs and madams, are a very sad, sexually frustrated bunch of hypocritea with nothing better to talk about as you wait on the doorways of your politicians to ask for a favor you’ve already paid for with your taxes. Or waiting at the doors of the churches and the mosques that ban you from getting married civil marriages, and sanctify a man’s right to kill and rape his wife, as God intended it in their twisted, old, wretched minds.
To Feminists Worried About “Objectifying a Woman’s Body”
Oh, because bashing two young women for posing whichever way they want, for whatever reason they want, fits in perfectly with the feminist rhetoric, right? If you really are for gender equality, and no differentiation between men and women, then you shouldn’t go out guns blazing against a woman who showed some skin. Just like no one ever bashes a male model or athlete that poses topless or in provocative poses. This is hypocrisy, and whether you like it or not, sex sells and drawing attention to causes, brands, charitable causes, etc. using a bare human body, will always happen, and you should celebrate the fact people have a choice to do that, and honor their choices.
To the Minister of Sports and Government
How DARE you “investigate” Jackie?! After the horrible support our Olympians always get from the government, who didn’t even bother telling Chirine she isn’t participating this year? The same corrupt, rotten, filthy government that sent only 2 athletes, with 7 “organizers”, just like our mysteriously large UN General Assembly “organizers” who are in the several dozen, when China’s entire delegation was a fraction of ours.
Amidst this massive corruption scandal, and laughable handling of your ministry to the Olympics case, how do you have the nerve to investigate one of our Olympians? It’s no thanks to you she’s there, and we can live with that, but suggesting actions might be taken against her for disobeying some Lebanese’s conservative absurdities, is plain rude and unacceptable.
To Jackie and Chirine
We love you, don’t let people’s trash talk faze you. We are proud of you for representing Lebanon, in Sochi and in Vancouver, and I’m proud of you for having the guts to be topless on camera, on the slopes of Faraya in public. Takes a lot of courage and self-esteem to be so secure with your body image. Thank you for standing up for the liberals in this country, the ones living in 2014, not 1200s. Also, don’t ever apologize for participating in that calendar, we’re proud two Lebanese skiers were featured, and might I say favorites on that calendar that grouped female skiers from around the world.
To Lebanese Liberals
Don’t shy away from defending these two brave women. Don’t sit idly by when your supposed “patriotic” fellow citizens joke about bombings and parts of Lebanon becoming a theocracy. Lebanon is liberal, it always was. We can’t let the recent trend in extremism change that. They call on us to “subdue” our women when they do this, when just the other week a savage brute beat his beautiful wife to death, and they thought it was ok… Those very same people and authorities outraged at showing Jackie’s boobs, have no problem with a man beating his wife to a bloody pulp, but GOD FORBID BOOBSSS! AHHHHHHH! SCARY! :’(
Glad I’m Leaving
I need a break from this disgusting place festering with corruption, extreme religious bigotry and hypocrisy that is at The Onion levels. Tfeh on each and every low-life who insulted these two fine young women, representing Lebanon in one the most prestigious of sporting events. Tfeh for making us look like stupid, backwards baboons who go apeshit if our gorgeous athletes show off what they got. I am proud of Jackie, immensely proud, and for once, I like someone representing Lebanon. And I’d much rather have her representing my country, someone comfortable in their skin and open-minded, not tied down by the crippling cultural and religious norms that teach us to hate women, to subdue them, to oppress them. Shame on all of you. I have no words to describe how disgusted I am by the backwardness, childishness and lack of patriotism you have shown. Oh, and btw, t3eesho w tfoo2o you dumbasses, we’ve known about this calendar since December. Sub-par journalists, with sub-par IQed viewers. Tfeh.
Always, before judging and bashing and “investigating” someone for something they did willingly, always, always, always repeat to yourself: “Who. The. Fuck. Am. I?” Trust me, you’ll be all set!