Influencers struck for taking inappropriate selfies in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Instagram influencers have been criticized for taking sexy selfies based on the Chernobyl disaster, where thousands of people died during one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

The influx of photos on the site at Pripyat in Ukraine is because the city has seen a sudden increase in tourism after the HBO hit series Chernobyl.

According to tourism agencies, they have seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in the tours they have given in the ghost town.

In a shocking photo, an influencer with nearly 4,000 followers poses half naked in the exclusion zone, wearing only a zipped hazmat suit and a g-string.

Instagram influencers have been criticized for taking sexy selfies based on the Chernobyl disaster, where thousands of people died during one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. In a shocking photo, an influencer with nearly 4,000 followers poses in the exclusion zone, half naked, only a zipped hazmat suit and a g-string.

Instagram influencers have been criticized for taking sexy selfies based on the Chernobyl disaster, where thousands of people died during one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. In a shocking photo, an influencer with nearly 4,000 followers poses in the exclusion zone, half naked, only a zipped hazmat suit and a g-string.

The influx of photos on the site at Pripyat in Ukraine is because the city has seen a sudden increase in tourism after the HBO hit series Chernobyl. One photo shows her from behind how she uncovers her back, while an accompanying shot (photo) shows her in profile with only her underwear

The influx of photos on the site at Pripyat in Ukraine is because the city has seen a sudden increase in tourism after the HBO hit series Chernobyl. One photo shows her from behind how she uncovers her back, while an accompanying shot (photo) shows her in profile with only her underwear

The influx of photos on the site at Pripyat in Ukraine is because the city has seen a sudden increase in tourism after the HBO hit series Chernobyl. One photo shows her from behind how she uncovers her back, while an accompanying shot (photo) shows her in profile with only her underwear

According to tourism agencies, they have seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in the tours they have given in the ghost town. This snap shows a heavily made-up woman in a safety mask and headgear. She has geotagged her photos to show her followers that she is on the disaster site

According to tourism agencies, they have seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in the tours they have given in the ghost town. This snap shows a heavily made-up woman in a safety mask and headgear. She has geotagged her photos to show her followers that she is on the disaster site

According to tourism agencies, they have seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in the tours they have given in the ghost town. This snap shows a heavily made-up woman in a safety mask and headgear. She has geotagged her photos to show her followers that she is on the disaster site

One photo shows her from behind how she uncovers her back, while an accompanying shot shows her in profile with only her underwear.

Another photo shows a heavily made-up woman in a safety mask and headgear. She has geotagged her photos to show her followers that the photo was taken at the disaster location.

Other photos show an Instagram user showing off her perfectly cut hair as she stares at the Ferris wheel of the site.

In another, the same user climbs out of an empty, abandoned swimming pool and in a third, she poses on a rusted swing.

On photos taken in the exclusion zone, an influencer has tagged her messages to show her followers where she was

On photos taken in the exclusion zone, an influencer has tagged her messages to show her followers where she was

Dressed in a hazmat suit and protective clothing, the influencer placed in the power station

Dressed in a hazmat suit and protective clothing, the influencer placed in the power station

On photos taken in the exclusion zone, an influencer has tagged her messages to show her followers where she was

Other photos show an Instagram user showing off her perfectly cut hair as she stares at the Ferris wheel of the site

Other photos show an Instagram user showing off her perfectly cut hair as she stares at the Ferris wheel of the site

Other photos show an Instagram user showing off her perfectly cut hair as she stares at the Ferris wheel of the site

In another, the same user climbs out of an empty, abandoned swimming pool

In another, the same user climbs out of an empty, abandoned swimming pool

One shot shows the Instagram star standing in the pool

One shot shows the Instagram star standing in the pool

In another, the same user climbs out of an empty, abandoned swimming pool

Instagram star Julia Baessler, who has more than 300,000 followers, took a shot at a rusted swing on the site

Instagram star Julia Baessler, who has more than 300,000 followers, took a shot at a rusted swing on the site

Instagram star Julia Baessler, who has more than 300,000 followers, took a shot at a rusted swing on the site

Thirsty influencers have flocked to the Ferris wheel and made it a prime location for their & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; photos & # 39; s.

They also visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone and various photo snappers are depicted in plastic radiation suits.

Another trendy snapshot shows brave souls holding radiation detectors to show how radioactive the area is.

Thirsty influencers have flocked to the Ferris wheel and made it a prime location for their & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; photos & # 39; s

Thirsty influencers have flocked to the Ferris wheel and made it a prime location for their & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; photos & # 39; s

Thirsty influencers have flocked to the Ferris wheel and made it a prime location for their & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; photos & # 39; s

They also visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone and various photo snappers

They also visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone and various photo snappers

A star of a social media looked into the distance that appeared on the site

A star of a social media looked into the distance that appeared on the site

They also visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone and various photo snappers are depicted in plastic radiation suits

In Pripyat, the ghost town where 50,000 people once lived, who mainly worked in the factory, there is an amusement park with a rusting hull of a merry-go-round and a dodgem-car track, and a giant ferris wheel that has never been put into use.

A majority of Instagram posts tag Pripyat as the location, but use flammable hashtags associated with the disastrous nuclear accident.

The messages have become so frequent that Craig Mazin, the writer and producer behind the popular mini series, followed his Twitter to tell people to be respectful.

& # 39; It's great that #ChernobylHBO has inspired a wave of tourism to the Zone of Exclusion & # 39 ;, he said on a Tuesday tweet. & # 39; But yes, I have seen the pictures go around.

& # 39; When you visit, do not forget that a terrible tragedy has taken place there. Be respectful to everyone who has suffered and sacrificed. & # 39;

The HBO mini series about the disaster in 1986 ended the run of five episodes on 3 June and had the highest audience rating on IMDB from Thursday

The HBO mini series about the disaster in 1986 ended the run of five episodes on 3 June and had the highest audience rating on IMDB from Thursday

The HBO mini series about the disaster in 1986 ended the run of five episodes on 3 June and had the highest audience rating on IMDB from Thursday

The messages have become so frequent that Craig Mazin, the writer and producer behind the popular mini series, followed his Twitter to tell people to be respectful

The messages have become so frequent that Craig Mazin, the writer and producer behind the popular mini series, followed his Twitter to tell people to be respectful

The messages have become so frequent that Craig Mazin, the writer and producer behind the popular mini series, followed his Twitter to tell people to be respectful

Many Instagram users pose in the famous abandoned Ferris wheel of the ghost town, which many considered inappropriate and disrespectful

Many Instagram users pose in the famous abandoned Ferris wheel of the ghost town, which many considered inappropriate and disrespectful

A user held out her arm to make it look like she was holding up the steering wheel

A user held out her arm to make it look like she was holding up the steering wheel

Many Instagram users pose in the famous abandoned Ferris wheel of the ghost town, which many considered inappropriate and disrespectful

One woman is leaning on a rusted bus with graffiti over it

One woman is leaning on a rusted bus with graffiti over it

One woman is leaning on a rusted bus with graffiti over it

And Mazin is not alone in his criticism. Hundreds of commentators have returned online to the & # 39; disrespectful & # 39; influencers and describe the photos as stupid.

One of them said: & # 39; This photo is disrespectful to the people who have lost their lives. How insensitive can you be? & # 39;

Another wrote: & # 39; People died there in a very horrible way – have some respect & # 39 ;.

A third said: & # 39; Shame on you, this is an insult to the memory of the people who died in Chernobyl. & # 39;

A fourth placed: & # 39; You should be ashamed & # 39;

The popularity of the show has led to a wave of tourism, with most agencies claiming to have seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in the tours they have given to the exclusion zone and the city of Pripyat

The popularity of the show has led to a wave of tourism, with most agencies claiming to have seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in the tours they have given to the exclusion zone and the city of Pripyat

The popularity of the show has led to a wave of tourism, with most agencies claiming to have seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in the tours they have given to the exclusion zone and the city of Pripyat

Instagram influencers quickly went to the Chernobyl exclusion zone to take viral photos. A man is putting on a plastic radiation suit while looking over a rail

Instagram influencers quickly went to the Chernobyl exclusion zone to take viral photos. A man is putting on a plastic radiation suit while looking over a rail

Instagram influencers quickly went to the Chernobyl exclusion zone to take viral photos. A man is putting on a plastic radiation suit while looking over a rail

While a fifth said: & # 39; Embarrassing ignorance & # 39 ;.

The mini-series about the disaster in 1986 ended on 5 June in the episode of five episodes and from Thursday had the highest audience rating on IMDB, with 9.6 out of 10 stars – even beating mega-hit series like Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones.

Sergiy Ivanchuk, director of SoloEast tours, told Reuters that the company saw a 30 percent increase in tourists to the area in May 2019 compared to the same month last year. Bookings for June, July and August have increased by around 40 percent since HBO broadcast the show, he said.

Yaroslav Yemelianenko, director of Chernobyl Tour, said he expects a similar increase of 30-40 percent because of the show.

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Another trendy snapshot shows brave souls holding radiation detectors to show how radioactive the area is

In Pripyat, the ghost town where 50,000 people once lived who mainly worked in the factory, there is a giant Ferris wheel that has never been put into use

In Pripyat, the ghost town where 50,000 people once lived who mainly worked in the factory, there is a giant Ferris wheel that has never been put into use

In Pripyat, the ghost town where 50,000 people once lived who mainly worked in the factory, there is a giant Ferris wheel that has never been put into use

Several shots saw people cooling on rooftops with forest and abandoned buildings in the background

Several shots saw people cooling on rooftops with forest and abandoned buildings in the background

Several shots saw people cooling on rooftops with forest and abandoned buildings in the background

WHAT IS THE EXCEPTIONAL ZONE OF CHERNOBYL?

In 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, the former Soviet Union, leaked radioactive material into the area.

The explosion was caused by a fire in one of the nuclear reactors and the environment was evacuated as a result.

Approximately 116,000 people were evacuated permanently from the exclusion zone around the power plant, with villages and towns still to be destroyed.

While radiation levels in the region are still considered too high for people to return, wildlife has returned to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) of 1,600 square miles (4,300 square km) and it is flourishing.

While the radiation levels in the region are still considered too high for people to return, animals such as wolves (photos) have returned to the area and are flourishing

While the radiation levels in the region are still considered too high for people to return, animals such as wolves (photos) have returned to the area and are flourishing

While the radiation levels in the region are still considered too high for people to return, animals such as wolves (photos) have returned to the area and are flourishing

Many argue that the region should be transferred to the animals that have settled in the area – creating a radioactive nature reserve.

Research into the animals and plants in the Chernobyl area now provides clues as to what the world would look like if people suddenly disappeared.

Scientists monitor the health of plants and animals in the exclusion area to see how they respond to chronic radiation exposure.

Camera traps set up by researchers have captured a stunning number of local wildlife, including wolves, lynx, mice, bears, deer, horses, and many others as they roam the area.

It shows that the area, three decades after the disaster, is by no means wasteland. Instead, life flourishes there.

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