Story By: Roksana Panashchuk, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
A teenage girl has caused outrage by posting a photo of her dressed in traditional Muslim garb alongside another showing her topless.
Shirin Narchaeva, who comes from Kazakhstan, shared the controversial photo online to gain more followers for her social media account, according to local media.
The image shows two pictures of Shirin. In one photo, she can be seen wearing traditional Muslim clothes while in the other she is topless.
The nude snap shows the 18-year-old covering her bare breasts with her hands and wearing only traditional Kazakh jewellery.
The montage caused such a huge outcry that the teenager’s social media page was deleted as a result, according to reports.
However, some of the comments were leaked to local media before the page was taken down.
One netizen said: “How shameless you are! You should be punished!”
Another social media user commented: “It is completely disrespectful to our local traditions! Shame on you!”
While one netizen wrote: “I am at a loss for words! You should be fined for such brazen behaviour!”
Shirin managed to respond to her critics before her account was deleted, saying: “Corrupt officials, uneducated and illiterate people, and retrogressive culture – this is the real shame.
“Online commentators are able to insult an 18-year-old girl but will never say anything to those who keep them in poverty.”