Posing naked at tourist attractions is never a good idea! A Netizen recently caused controversy after sharing photos on Weibo of a woman posing naked by Tibet’s Yamdrok Lake. Some Netizens saw the photos as “disrespectful of Tibetan culture.”
Weibo user YouchumDolkar posed a series of photos of Monday of a young woman in front of an empty lake. The woman was either scantily clad or nude in most of the photos. The photos were captioned, “The young woman said that this is probably the best time to come to Tibet, so I wanted to leave with these memories of the Holy Land.” YouchumDolkar also posted in the photo’s comments, “It’s just a cool photographer and a cool model. Where is the uncultured and uncivilized thought and behavior?”
Yamdrok Lake is one of Tibet’s three holy lakes. Official tours to the lake first started in 2012 but were soon stopped by the Lhokha provincial government after Netizens spoke out against the idea.
The “naked photos” incident has once again put the media spotlight on Yamdrok Lake. Netizens wrote that the woman’s behavior was disrespectful because the lake is a religious symbol and protected sacred land. They said that she could easily offend the local community and religious groups.
However, other Netizens said that this was an “exaggeration.” Netizen Shiyi Lang commented on Weibo, “The sacred lake is surrounded by cattle, sheep, Tibetan wild donkeys. They are always naked. Why can’t everyone else near around it be naked too?”
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OK - Here's what shits me: The Chinese State has taken away Tibetans' traditional nomadic culture (instead forcing them to live in concrete hovels), replaced their native language with Chinese, exiled the Dalai Lama, killed his successor, prohibited research of Tibetan history, and turned Tibet into an industrialised police state. --- And according to Chinese netizens (nongizens?) a half-naked beauty posing beside a lake is an insult to Tibetan culture. Way to go, clueless puppets.
Apr 15, 2016 11:35 Report Abuse
These wowsers were nowhere to be seen when Tibet's fields were turning into desert. They kept silent when its rivers and streams dried up. And yet a woman exposes a bit of skin there and suddenly the worldis ending. I really don't understand this attitude.
Apr 14, 2016 22:59 Report Abuse
Spitting and littering in beautiful places: FINE. Selling mass-produced plastic swords: CULTURE! The human body: OUTRAGEOUS, INSULTING and PROFANE. --- Unfortunately, Chinese people don't know what culture is, but are instructed to take it very, very seriously. So they get outraged without really knowing what they are angry about. --- These photos are much more tasteful than a stupid girl taking duck-face selfies.
Apr 14, 2016 13:07 Report Abuse
well aparently it is normal for a chinese girl to wear completely see through (almost naked) clothes and walk down jingan temple, but art isnt...thats harassing the culture...it is also ok to act all ghetto with bling and all (which is acceptable even though these people are damaging their culture more) but it is offensive if an artist tries to make the slums a little prettier...confucious or confused... oh and it is extra harmful for them if they wear their traditional clothing...what would everyone think...
Apr 14, 2016 15:38 Report Abuse
So I suppose despite the fact that the article says "a series of photos" the thought that there might be other pictures which weren't posted here never crossed your mind before you decided to have a go at the writer? There are indeed other pictures and she is indeed naked in them
Apr 15, 2016 16:30 Report Abuse