A Russian influencer has been criticised by animal lovers for posing naked on high of an elephant in Bali for a photoshoot.
Alesya Kafelnikova, 22, confronted a fierce backlash after sharing a video of her mendacity naked on high of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant together with her 536,000 followers on Instagram.
The mannequin’s put up was slammed by angered social media customers in addition to animal teams who known as it a ‘tragic trivialisation’.
Alesya Kafelnikova, a 22-year-old Russian influencer, has been criticised by animal lovers for posing naked on high of an elephant (pictured) in Bali for a photoshoot
Alesya Kafelnikova, 22, confronted a fierce backlash after sharing a video of her mendacity naked on high of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant together with her 536,000 followers on Instagram
Alesya, who is additionally the daughter of former Russian tennis world champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov, shared the video and pictures on Saturday, adopted by the caption ‘Natural vibes’.
In a separate put up, she additionally shared an image with an elephant telling her followers that ‘to love nature is human nature.’
Some customers gushed concerning the mannequin’s put up leaving feedback corresponding to ‘For the first time ever, I want to be an elephant.’
But others slammed the influencer, calling the photoshoot a ‘violation’ in opposition to the animal.
One consumer wrote: ‘Poor elephant. Aren’t you ashamed to lie naked on an elephant? This is a living creature. Money overshadows everything.’
The put up was additionally condemned by animal teams together with Save the Asian Elephants who criticised the put up as ‘another tragic trivialisation’.
‘Yet another tragic trivialisation of the majestic Asian elephant when the species is fighting for its very existence against brutal abuse in tourism and human “entertainment”,’ a spokesperson advised The Sun.
In a separate put up, the Russian influencer and mannequin shared an image (left) with an elephant telling her followers that ‘to love nature is human nature’
The Sumatran elephant on which Alesya was posing is a critically endangered species. It is threatened primarily attributable to deforestation and degradation of its pure habitat.
Sumatran elephants aren’t native to Bali however are stored on the island in captivity to serve the tourism business.
According to a 2017 report from National Geographic, the inhabitants of Sumatran elephants is estimated to be between 700 and 1,000.
This is not the primary time the Russian affect has made the headline.
She spoke up in January 2020 after her good friend and fellow mannequin, Ksenia Puntus, reportedly suffered extreme accidents after falling out a third-floor window at a constructing in Moscow the place her boyfriend lived.
Alesya had alleged foul play within the fall that left Puntus, 21, with quite a few extreme accidents.