London, Jan 16 (ANI): A picture on Facebook showing Uruguay's Interior Minister Daisy Tourne in the shower has caused opposition leaders to be scandalized, and to brand her an 'exhibitionist'.
Tourne, who is a psychologist by profession, had posted the snapshot that shows her in the shower on her Facebook profile page.
According to Montevideo newspaper El Pais, Tourne had also added the caption, "there's nothing more natural than a woman in the shower."
Though the pictures reproduced on El Pais' website showed only Tourne's hands and laughing face beneath running water, the opposition leaders were left so aghast by it that they shared their criticism with the newspaper.
"I think it's in very bad taste that the minister exposes herself so intimately," the Telegraph quoted former Vice President Luis Hierro Lopez as telling the newspaper.
"Ministers have to be more austere, modest - above all the Minister of the Interior who commands the police force," he stated.
While politician Jose Amorin called the photo "frivolous", Tourne, 57, responded on her Facebook page that the photo was not made available publicly or intended to be erotic.
She also said it was taken in a shower used to rinse off sand after a visit to the beach.
However she did get some support from ruling party lawmaker Victor Semproni.
"I'm thinking about taking a photo of myself in the shower, but a full body shot," he said. (ANI)