Canadian Politician Resigns Over Facebook Pictures

By: mediterranean - Published: Apr 22, 2009 • References: xtra & cbc
While the careers of Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, and Lindsay Lohan only got better after their scandalous pictures and movies leaks, it doesn’t work the same way for a politician.

That is a lesson that Canadian Ray Lam, a B.C. New Democratic Party candidate, learned the hard way. Racy Facebook photos of Lam taken at a Pride celebration four years ago forced the young gay politician to resign.

"An issue was made regarding inappropriate material on my private Facebook page. I regret this material and the associated comments that have now become public," Ray Lam said in a prepared statement Sunday. "I do not want this to be a distraction in the election campaign and have advised the party that I am stepping down."

The pictures in question include one of Lam with his hand cupping the breast of a clothed woman. Another photo showed him with his pants around his knees while another man and woman playfully and suggestively tugged at his underwear. Stats for Political Career Killers 2.0 Trending: Older & Warm
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