It’s sort of a given that online influencers want attention. After all, attention, negative or otherwise, equals followers. Whether it’s going to great lengths to get the perfect snapshot to boost their like count or offending an entire nation… anything goes really.
An influencer has recently come under fire for doing exactly that. During a trip to Bali, she posted a video of her washing her bum in Holy Water in a sacred temple and has since sparked outrage from the internet, who have some pretty strong opinions on the stunt.
In fact, the level of disrespect that Bali faces from tourists has even resulted in legal action.
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We are living in generation Instagram.
People seem to be more hooked on their phones than ever – taking pictures of anything and everything and eagerly posting them to the app.
And with the rise of Instagram comes the rise of the influencer.
An increasing number of people are earning a living through posting on the app – many of whom are earning the big bucks.
They share everything with their followers.
From what they eat to where they buy their clothes, their followers know the ins and outs of their daily life – or at least the filtered, online version anyway.
Influencers also take us on vacation with them.
They regularly document their travels on their pages – which is basically Instagram-central when it comes to getting snaps for their content-hungry followers.
One destination that proves very popular among influencers is Bali.
With its tropical scenery and breathtaking temples, it’s no wonder that so many Instagram-addicts flock to the island to up their Instagram game.
It’s all fun and games.
From luxury villas and dreamy outdoor showers to relaxing pools and mouthwatering food, influencers vacationing on the island love to share it all with us.
And, of course, the snaps always look stunning – there’s no doubt that they make us want to hop on the next plane to the Indonesian island.
But influencers have somehow managed to offend the nation on more than one occasion.
For example, remember when the Stockholm-based influencer, Natalie Schlater, was forced to delete her Instagram after posting a controversial photo wherein she compared her life to that of a rice farmer?