Klink claims she was fined for ‘kissing while driving’
BEIRUT: Media sensation and singer Myriam Klink told fans Thursday that she had received a traffic fine for kissing while driving, sharing an alleged photo of her fine via Instagram.
The post featured a picture of the ticket, which was clearly filled in with the words, “[fined for] performing kissing while driving.”
A source from the Interior Ministry said that he could not comment on the traffic law, while a second source from the ministry told The Daily Star he did not know whether kissing while driving was specifically covered in the traffic law.
“I have no idea,” the second source said, chuckling. “I’ve never heard about this part of the law.”
Klink’s latest brush with the law is hardly her most controversial. The self-styled model-turned-singer has repeatedly been the focus of legal action. She raised eyebrows earlier this year when her music video for the song “Goal” was banned from circulation by Justice Minister Salim Jreissati shortly after it was released.
The clip featured a scantily clad Klink alongside Lebanese singer Jad Khalife. It was pulled after ministers determined that, among other offenses, the video’s inclusion of a child constituted “exploitation.”
Controversy is an essential component of Klink’s brand. The singer’s 2012 “Klink Revolution” music video featured a hotpantswearing, gun-toting Klink strolling through a cemetery and criticizing Lebanon’s elites.
In 2014, Klink stuck to her guns following criticism of the singer’s decision to meet with President Bashar Assad of Syria. Klink subsequently publicized her support for Assad on Facebook. Assad has been accused of perpetrating war crimes in the ongoing Syrian civil conflict.
Klink received a nomination in the 2016 presidential vote, when one MP wrote her name on the ballot.