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Marina Nemat: “Bullying hurts and it’s a crime”

Although CBC Canada Reads celebrity defender Stacey McKenzie shed a few tears, day two of the book contest was a more civilized affair than yesterday’s bloody match. But the fisticuffs are ongoing outside of the CBC studio.

Yesterday on Facebook, Prisoner of Tehran author Marina Nemat asked panelist Anne-France Goldwater to apologize for calling her book untruthful. Goldwater, who was no less animated today (even as the book she was defending, John Vaillant’s The Tiger, was put down), didn’t respond to Nemat’s demand.

This afternoon, Nemat posted a new profile photo on Facebook. She doesn’t mention Goldwater or Canada Reads, but the photo speaks for itself:

The photo was taken from a shoot Nemat did for Calgary photographer Catherine Oshanek’s anti-bullying website. Although it was taken before Goldwater’s accusation, Nemat has made her point.