Too much skin in Tibet? Nude photos taken near sacred lake spark outcry. Source:Global Times Published: Photos of a woman who appears nude at a sacred Tibetan Buddhist lake were met with both criticism and praise on Chinese social media, media reported Wednesday. In the series of artistic images posted Monday, a model appears standing on the banks of Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, in a variety of seductive poses. Though they contain no frontal nudity, her backside is visible in some of the photos, while in others she appears partially draped in a deep red tunic.
Tibetans upset by photos of woman posing nude by sacred lake
Nude photos of a Chinese woman in Tibet spark heated online debate - Tibet post International
Some internet users said the woman had disrespected the Tibetan culture and broken religious taboos. Local police refutes media reports that the photographer has been detained for ten days. Police did not disclose the woman's identity or punishment. A web user indentified as "YouchumDolkar" on Weibo, posted the series of photographs on Monday night. Alongside the pictures, the woman posted a message: "A good photographer and a good model have broken cultural and ethnic boundaries.
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T he sacred waters of Yamdrok Lake in Tibet shine a brilliant blue green that attracts pilgrims and tourists alike. But earlier this week the focus shifted from the turquoise waters to a semi-naked woman who was photographed by the lakeshore. Images of the scantily clad model were posted — and reposted — on Chinese social media earlier this week, catalyzing debate about whether the nude photo shoot constituted a cultural sin, akin to, say, images of undress in the heart of the Vatican.
Photo: TPI. Bagdro, the former political prisoner began a solo protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Sydney, Australia, May 26, File photo.