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Lebanese alpine skier Jackie Chamoun Tuesday was forced to issue an apology on her Facebook page because she appeared topless in the video of a photo shoot three years ago for a sports calendar.Chamoun's photos for the calendar were far less explicit than what appeared in the video. So, Chamoun, with her teammate Chirine Njeim, is essentially being held responsible for how she appeared in her off-camera moments. Whether Lebanon is conservative or not should be irrelevant here, and whatever its culture, Chamoun has not been accused of breaking any laws.Sunni sheikhs and Hezbollah opposed it, arguing it would interfere with relations between husband and wife.The defense of privacy is laudable, and the so-called "castle doctrine," which holds that an individual has certain protections and immunities within his own home, is a valued principle in many countries. Chamoun's case adds to the confusion. Nor has Chamoun been charged with public indecency.That's not to say Chamoun has no supporters.Chamoun would do well to ignore what happened and focus on the Olympics.
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