Sami Khedira GQ Cover Photo: Nude Lena Gercke Pic Leads To Arrest
Sami Khedira Appeared on the Cover of the German Edition of GQ With a Semi-Nude Lena Gercke. Three Journalists in Tunisia Have Been Arrested for Republishing the Pic. Here is the Sami Khedira-Lena Gercke GQ Cover Photo
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has found himself involved in a strange controversy after posing for the cover of the German edition of GQ Magazine. The Sami Khedira GQ cover featured the German footballer posing with his model-girlfriend Lena Gercke, who appeared semi-nude. Three journalists from Tunisia, the birthplace of Khedira's father, were reportedly jailed for publishing a photo fo the Khedira-Gercke GQ cover.
State officials reportedly arrested three members of the Tunisian newspaper Attounissia after publishing the photos. They have been accused of offending public morality.
The Tunisian journalists face up to five years in prison.
As for Khedira, he has spoken out about the Tunisian arrests.
‘‘I heard about the matter on Thursday evening and find it very, very sad and unfortunate that such a thing happened,’’ Khedira told German newspaper Bild.
‘‘I respect the different religions that exist and also the faith that people have, but I cannot understand that people cannot express themselves freely.’’
Here is the Sami Khedira GQ cover photo. Let's hope that Tunisian officials won't be knocking on our door anytime soon.