At first glance the picture, snapped during Vancouver's hockey riots, seemed to show a young couple lying on the road and kissing, oblivious to the chaos around them. Now it appears that the real force behind the arresting image was not romance, but a charge by riot police who knocked Scott Jones and his girlfriend, Alex Thomas, to the ground. The picture taken by Canadian photographer Richard Lam became a global sensation — appearing in the media, shared on Facebook and tweeted around the world — and looked set to take its place as one of the world's most iconic kiss photographs. But others wondered if it was a fake, and the photographer himself had doubts about what the picture really showed.
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White, who along with Meryl Davis is favorite to win ice dance gold at these Winter Olympics, is in a long-term relationship with model and former figure skater Tanith Belbin, who was voted by Men's Health magazine as the most attractive female Olympian at the Vancouver Games four years ago. However, while most men would surely want to tell the world if they were lucky enough to be in his situation, White admitted that he tries to keep his off-ice partnership with Belbin a secret, for competitive reasons. When asked by Yahoo Sports recently about the fact that during the last Olympics his relationship with Belbin was kept on the "down low," White said: "It actually still is.
But this picture, in fact, reveals far more than that. It was taken in , a time when purposefully vague statutes on morals, lewd conduct, or disorderly conduct in many states allowed the police to target and arrest gay and lesbian people for such transgressions as wearing items of clothing of the opposite sex, propositioning someone of the same sex, or even holding hands with a member of the same sex. This photo could have gotten these men arrested.