A social media influencer has been slammed after a video showed her smashing the face of a post-war angel statue with a hammer.
Instagram model, Julia Slonska, can be seen laughing to the camera before hammering the nose off what is said to be a 200-year-old sculpture in Swiss Valley Park, Warsaw, Poland.
It is thought the video was done as a prank in a bid to attract more social media followers, where she has more than 6,000 on Instagram.
But after the footage was uploaded to a friend’s Instagram story, tagging her in the clip, she received a great backlash from angry viewers.
Many said they were appalled at her disregard for the historic monument and the video was later removed.
Julia’s Facebook account has since been deleted and she has not posted on her Instagram since the outcry.
In an apology, translated from Polish, she is reported to have said: ‘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’.
She has also reportedly been dropped from an advertising campaign with mBank – Poland’s first fully-online bank.
A spokesperson spoke out against the footage after they reportedly recently worked with the influencer.
mBank posted on Instagram: ‘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.’
Many critics took to her social media pages to slam Julia’s actions.
One wrote: ‘In the normal world she is called a w****r and not an influencer.’
Another said: ‘I hope the police will come to her tomorrow [Monday] at 6.00 a.m.’
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