In the desperate pool of attention seeking youths that plague the internet, one up-and-coming social media starlet recently got all the wrong sorts of publicity when a video emerged of her taking a hammer to a historic angel statue in the Swiss Valley Park in Poland.
The Instagram model, who goes by the name Julia Słońska, can be seen attacking the statue with a hammer in a video uploaded by her friend. The pair then can he heard laughing at the graffiti'd statue that was left missing a nose.
However, the backlash that she received for this insanely disrespectful and stupid act was so negative that she removed the video and deleted her Facebook profile.
It is assumed that the video was intended as a sort of 'prank' in order to gain more followers to the young influencer's social media pages.
It would appear, however, that the move has had a profoundly negative impact on her burgeoning career as she has not posted on Instagram since the incident.
Słońska issued an apology for her actions (which has been translated from Polish):
'What happened yesterday should not have taken place at all and seriously, I regret that I did it. I'm so stupid. I will not say what was driving me, why I did it, because it is more of a private affair, but I really wanted to apologise to everyone.'
It would appear that the apology is too little too late though as fans have been venting their outrage, and demanding that she be punished for her crime:
'I hope the police will come to her tomorrow [Monday] at 6.00 a.m.' - Marcin Zielinski
'In the normal world she is called a wan*er and not an influencer.' - Blazej Falkus
Poland's first fully online bank mBank have also reportedly dropped the Instagram model from an upcoming advertising campaign following the release (and consequent backlash) from the video.
You can imagine that there was a very panicky board meeting when the video dropped!
mBank took to Instagram themselves to release the following statement:
'We definitely do not support such behaviour, and the appropriate services should deal with it [...] As for the responsibility for what the actress does many weeks after the completed photos are taken - we cannot be responsible for the individual choices of such people.'
'In this case, it's a role for carers. We do not plan to involve this girl in the next spots.'
Thankfully, the statue has been repaired and you can't even tell there was damage done...
(Source: Daily Mail)
The repair was made using a different material for some reason, and leaves quite an obvious impression than something may have happened to the statue.
It's insane the lengths that young people (and some older people) will go to in order to achieve internet fame these days, only last week a girl tried to eat an octopus alive for heaven's sake! What they don't seem to understand is that 8 times out of 10, they end up being infamous, not famous.
I can't believe that someone would be this disrespectful to such an important piece of history! Hopefully they get someone to have another look at that nose job as well... I mean it's not great is it lets be honest! What do you make of this, has her punishment been fair, or too harsh? AAx