Instagram Travel Bloggers Criticised For 'Dangerous' Picture Hanging Over Pool Edge
A couple who make their living travelling the world and Instagramming their lives have attracted criticism because of a photo they took in a dangerous position.
Basically, American travel bloggers and insta-famous couple Kody and Kelly were travelling in Ubud, Indonesia when they decided to take a risky photo, with Kelly hanging off the side of an infinity pool.
So far, so normal. Well, normal for a couple who literally earn their living doing shit like this. The problems started because the picture itself - while it looks cool - shows Kelly in a hugely precarious position, over the edge of a steep drop.
See? It's a long way down.
Kelly is being held up by Kody, but one slip and she'd have been in big trouble. Now, people are saying that they are setting a bad example and 'teaching other people how to be stupid and risk their life'.
Wow, that seems a bit harsh.
The pair have defended their stunt, saying that they took everything 'super slow and cautious' and adding that they are 'full of trust for each other'.
In the caption for the photo the couple wrote: "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."
They continued: "It was a blast setting this up. Kody had a very good hold of me. We trust each other entirely. It was such an amazing feeling to have this come out exactly as we planned. We are safe and sound."
Of course, while that all sounds completely reasonable, the internet doesn't agree. That's because someone is doing something and that can only be a bad thing.
Also, look at them - happy, attractive, carefree - of course everyone hates them.
One person said: "I love the picture but I don't think the risk is worth it. Even if it was her idea."
Another added: "Why is the woman always the one risking themselves for pictures... never see a guy hanging over a cliff,"
Well, there is a simple solution to this, if you don't want to emulate what these people on Instagram are doing, don't fucking do it.
It's not like you watch a video of a raccoon climbing down a drainpipe and immediately start checking out the ways down from the roof of your house, is it?
Just look at the picture, don't dangle off a cliff. Leave that to the 'professionals'.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram