Woman’s Naked Pictures by Tibetan Holy Lake Cause Controversy on Weibo

Woman’s Naked Pictures by Tibetan Holy Lake Cause Controversy on Weibo
Apr 13, 2016 By eChinacities.com

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?”

Source: inews.qq.com

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Keywords: Tibet Tibet holy lake Yamdrok Lake

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Benjamin321
comment|70384|278852

I bet if you asked most Tibetans whether they prefer nude photography or the Chinese State...

Apr 16, 2016 13:09 Report Abuse

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Samsara
comment|70370|239770

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

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Cat_Warrior
comment|70369|1620978

The whole idea of refreshing one's city soul (whether by being naked or not) in Tibet reflects terrible taste. Photo is terrible too. Kitsch.

Apr 15, 2016 11:19 Report Abuse

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Guest769452
comment|70354|85494

Haha disrespectful my boner... Farting, burping/ copying and peeing is thought to bring the real essence and culture and now this simple booby-ass pic is taken as disrespectful. Infact I would say that's something creative!!!

Apr 15, 2016 00:38 Report Abuse

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adb2014
comment|70352|287190

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

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Samsara
comment|70335|239770

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

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qadirjadoon
comment|70338|95545

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

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kuntmans
comment|70328|307009

As foreigners are exposed to freely available hard core porn outside of China it is not unreasonable to expect such a surprised reaction to the controversy.

Apr 14, 2016 11:54 Report Abuse

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Samsara
comment|70329|239770

Pretty sure ALL Chinese boys look at porn (much like boys of any other nationality).

Apr 14, 2016 12:20 Report Abuse

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qadirjadoon
comment|70339|95545

well atleast they dont go for pedophile porn....which here is common, even the prostitutes are mostly between 15-17 years of age...."mommy is it ok if i bang a 15 yr old girl when i grow up".."yes son, as long as you pay her"

Apr 14, 2016 15:40 Report Abuse

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nzteacher80
comment|70347|270608

What a moronic statement.

Apr 14, 2016 18:45 Report Abuse

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RandomGuy
comment|70351|1589639

All Chinese are sexually educated through Japanese porn, they even have Chinese websites that are not blocked by the GFW since they are already hosted within China.

Apr 14, 2016 22:45 Report Abuse

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silverbutton1
comment|70326|227751

Naked ?! She looks partially clothed to me. I thought naked means without clothes. Dear writer, learn to be more accurate with the title please, and quit sensationalizing.

Apr 14, 2016 10:50 Report Abuse

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Karajorma
comment|70372|86810

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

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silverbutton1
comment|70415|227751

eh, she was naked in some of the photos ?! My eyes arent as good as they used to be. The photos are quite small and hard to see in detail. Can you post a link that shows much larger photos? That would be grrrreat ! Thanks alot !

Apr 18, 2016 12:53 Report Abuse

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Karajorma
comment|70781|86810

A bunch of them were posted on The Shanghaiist. Just do a search for naked woman tibetan holy lake and you should find them.

May 04, 2016 12:08 Report Abuse

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nzteacher80
comment|70322|270608

Side boob... Shock horror!

Apr 13, 2016 20:12 Report Abuse

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RandomGuy
comment|70327|1589639

They are so used to bread pans.

Apr 14, 2016 11:43 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|70318|279026

I don't think a it is offensive, it is an elegant photo. Surely nature is respected in Buddhism.

Apr 13, 2016 19:11 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|70316|43131

controversy! OMG!

Apr 13, 2016 19:02 Report Abuse