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Karami: Is the hysteria over?

Faisal Karami Facebook post (Courtesy of Facebook)

BEIRUT - Caretaker Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami posted a picture on his Facebook page on Thursday in which he is shown peeping from behind a door, coupled with a status that read: “is the hysteria over?”

 

The minister’s latest social media update came as he has been recently under the spotlight for requesting an investigation into the case of Lebanese Ski Champion Jackie Chamoun who posed semi-nude for a photo shoot.

 

The National News Agency also reported that Karami met with the father of Chamoun to discuss the latest controversy surrounding the athlete.

Chamoun is currently representing Lebanon at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The controversy began when Al-Jadeed television published a behind-the-scenes video of an Austrian ski calendar shoot, which featured risqué photos of Chamoun and other athletes.


Chamoun has received both criticism and praise on social media outlets for her decision to participate in the shoot, but has been defended by media rights groups and even Lebanese politicians. The controversy has received attention in press outlets around the world, and a Twitter campaign has been started in her support. She has since apologized for the photos and video.

Faisal Karami Facebook post. (Courtesy of Facebook)

The minister’s latest social media update came as he has been recently under the spotlight for requesting an investigation into the case of Lebanese Ski Champion Jackie Chamoun.

  • Daniella_a

    Cute. Not at all juvenile. And I'm not at all sarcastic.

    May 10, 2014

  • Hanibaal-Atheos

    Karami is inherited his political power, like all the other Lebanese politicians, from his father and not because of any merit he has. Had he not been a Karami, this imbecile would be a grocer or a garbage collector in Tripoli. Hysteria? No, Mr. Karami. This is how freedoms are defended against your incompetence and your barbarity for declaring like a trumpet that you are launching an investigation of Ms. Chamoun, when your own crappy town of Tripoli has been an area of lawlessness and terrorism for many many years. Before you attack young people who are actually doing something for their country, why don't you clean your own garbage in Tripoli. You descend from a line of traitors, like Rachid Karami who, as Prime Minister, sided with the terrorist Palestinians of Yasser Arafat and the PLO against his own country in the 1970s. Shame on him and shame on you.

    February 13, 2014