The Bali Police summoned a Russian model, Alesya Kafelnikova, who went viral for taking a nude photo on an elephant’s back at a tourist spot in Taro, Gianyar, Bali.
Head of Police Sub Division Gusti Ayu Suinaci said that his party had summoned Alesya and it had been clarified.
“She didn’t mean to make anything vulgar. That was only for art,” said Suinaci.
“But, because many disagreed with the post, she deleted it and apologized. She made it only for art and her love for animals and nature,” explained Suinaci.
“She had no intention of hurting the local people with the post and there was no commercializing the post. She said she still wanted to live in Bali because she loved and liked Bali,” added Suinaci.
The police also explained to Alesya that her behavior was not following Indonesian cultural customs.
“She just understood and apologized. Now, the post is gone. And it was also not very vulgar, indeed without clothes but she did not show her vital organs, it was not visible,” explained Suinaci.
However, the police emphasized that if Alesya repeats the same action, she will be punished.
As reported, Russian model Alesya Kafelnikova, who was photographed naked on an elephant, went viral on social media.
The naked photo was uploaded to her personal Instagram account @kafelnikofa_a on February 13, 2021, and later was deleted.
Alesya also apologized in an Instagram upload on February 18, 2021.
“The photo was a private photo shoot, I do not mean to hurt the feelings of local people. We love the culture in Bali and respect Indonesian law. Sorry if you see anything else in this,” she wrote in her Instagram account @kafelnikofa_a