Story By: Sergiu Nazaru, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Russian netizens have launched a petition to strip pretty influencer and mum-of-five Marina Trubitsyna of her parental rights after she posted a photo of her frying jellyfish in front of her kids.
The influencer, who boasts over a million followers and refers to herself as a “crazy mum from Siberia”, posted a snap of her frying jellyfish in a pan on Instagram Stories.
The Russian mother of five, who comes from the city of Novosibirsk in the south-central Russian region of Novosibirsk Oblast, was reportedly slammed for the post and some netizens called for her to be stripped of her parental rights.
One animal rights activist said that they have reported the influencer to the local authorities prompting other netizens to launch a petition to back up the demand to strip the mother of her parental rights.
Following the online backlash, Trubitsyna explained on social media that the jellyfish were already dead when they found them.
She wrote on Instagram: “I was mentioned by all the green, yellow, left and right groups. A petition was launched and over 500 people have signed up. My page was attacked by people saying things like ‘you should be put in a frying pan’ and ‘your children should also be cooked’. ‘it hurts them’, and so on.
“Why are some animals allowed to be eaten but others not?”
She gave the example of crayfish which are commonly thrown into boiling water while still alive.
Trubitsyna told news site Komsomolskaya Prava: “You can teach biology to children a number of different ways.
“We usually just fry sausages on a beach fire, but the children wondered what would happen if we fried jellyfish. I assumed they would completely dissolve.
“So we fried the dead jellyfish and they turned to water, nothing was left.”
She added that her five kids are very respectful to nature and do not even harm insects or break tree branches.
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