Supermodel Slammed for Topless #BringBackOurGirls Photo
This is Irina Shayk. She was the cover girl for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, dates famous soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, and is is important enough to have her own Wikipedia page.
She, like many other prominent figures, recently jumped on the #BringBackOurGirls bandwagon, wanting to call attention to the plight of the hundreds of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls captured by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and sold into marriage.
Needless to say, she got the wrong kind of attention:
Considering that the entire point of #bringbackourgirls is to protest an egregious and outrageous act of sex trafficking, people found Shayk’s topless photo to be attention-seeking, “shameless,” and in incredibly poor taste. In the midst of hundreds of her fans missing the point entirely (“Ronaldo will Fuck you :D” was one such comment), people were calling her out.
“Holding this hash tag in front of your boobs as if it was some kind of miss America badge,” said one commenter on her Instagram page. “Seriously? THIS.IS.NOT.ABOUT.YOU.”
Another fumed on Facebook: “Do you even know what that means? This isn’t just another photoshoot. These girls were kidnapped and you decided to show half your tits? How mature of you…!”
Though she hasn’t directly addressed the people calling her out for trivializing the plight of the kidnapped schoolgirls, Shayk posted this on her Instagram the following day:
…you missed the point, Irina.
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