Travel bloggers facing backlash for risky Instagram stunt

Apr 12 2019, 10:58 pm

This couple takes “stunting for the ‘gram” to a different level — literally.Β 

American Instagram travel bloggers Kelly and Kody (@positravelty) have attracted criticism online for a recent picture they posted online in a position that has some followers questioning its safety.

 

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The picture shows Kelly dangling off the edge of a pool with quite a drop as Kody holds on, captioned: “Our greatest strength in life, our most important principle, is discernment. Only you can know your body, feel the space around you and understand your capabilities. We would all do well to remember this, knowing that not every action, style or path we witness through others is or should be, replicated. At the end of the day we are to hold ourselves accountable for the decisions that we make.”

While some are admiring the picture posted from the depths of the Bali forest, others aren’t as thrilled, saying that the picture could influence other users to try and emulate similar behaviour, with one user calling it “irresponsible and promoting unnecessary danger”.

Another user says “there are many other ways to get noticed that doesn’t have to do with putting yourselves in danger.”

“You forget that you are somehow responsible for younger people that could emulate you…(you have 80k followers, you have to think about it!). Very nice pics on your profile, but not this one,” says another user.

 

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Some Instagrammers are are backing the bloggers, however, saying that the pictures are “awesome” and telling them to ignore the haters and “enjoy”.

 

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