A famous supermodel is being accused of supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine over an instagram post that included a “Z,” which is used as a symbol by Russian forces in the war.
Irina Shayk -a supermodel from Russia and former girlfriend/”baby mama” of actor Bradley Cooper- wrote “Russianzz on [Wednesday],” on a post that apparently featured food from the region.
For context, “Z” markings have become a mainstream item of consciousness since their use by Russian forces as a unit marking during the 2021 Ukraine Invasion.
Needless to say, the now-deleted post caused outrage on social media and elsewhere.
“Irina Shayk – world-famous model from Russia who’s recently worked for Beyonce, Jean Paul Gaultier, Burberry & others – posted a weird cryptic story on Instagram with the word ‘Russianzz,’” Kyiv-based journalist Maria Romanenko tweeted. “I really hope these brands reconsider working with her when Russia uses Z to kill Ukrainians.”
“We hope every brand that works with her will reconsider their partnership,” another tweet read.
According to the New York Post, many have boycotted brands promoted by Shayk, using the hashtag “#RussianTerroristState.”
“I will never touch any brands that you promote, neither any of my friends will,” one reply read. “We should boycott any company working with this monster.”
It should be noted that Shayk has previously posted “No to War” in February and vowed to donate to Red Cross officials in Ukraine.
Shayk has not commented publicly in regards to the post, and it is unknown what her post actually meant.
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