Blogger slammed for risking her life to get the ultimate Insta shot

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

It’s not uncommon for people to go the extra mile in order to get that ultimate Insta shot but is it really worth risking your life for?

One travel blogger has been called out for her ‘dangerous behaviour’ after she posted a photo of herself on Instagram standing in front of a moving train.

She copped heat after she stood in front of an oncoming train for the perfect Instagram pic. Source: Instagram/oneoceanaway_

The blonde beauty is known for her glamorous and often breathtaking travel photos which have earned her a following of more than 30,000 people.

However, this one snap of her standing on the tracks of the famous Maeklong Railway Market, in Thailand, as the train comes towards her, has sparked quite the controversy.

The tourist destination is known for having the train travel directly through the bustling market while the crowds of people and stallholders quickly pack up their stuff and move to either side of the track to let it pass.


 

But rather than moving aside like everyone else can be seen doing in the image, the Singapore-based blogger risked her life by remaining on the tracks to pose with the train only meters away from her. 

This time, fans weren’t impressed with many slamming her for acting ‘inappropriately’ and promoting ‘dangerous behaviour’.

 “Ya [sic] but you don’t mind to do anything for social media content even if it’s dangerous.” one commented. 

Another further explained the dangers saying, “If you tripped or something you would have been dead.”

Despite her dedication, many fans were concerned about the message she was promoting to others. Source: Source: Instagram/oneoceanaway_

While some fans appreciated the blogger’s ‘dedication’ there was a strong concern that this could encourage others to try something reckless for the perfect gram.

“You shouldn’t promote this, you are giving the wrong impression of safety and some people following you might get hurt if they do the same,” one person started.

“I’ve been there and though the train is slow, everyone should be out of the railway when it comes by,” they continued.

Similarly, another added, “Great that you’ve created such a crazy photo, now let’s hope there are no kids out there stupid enough to copy it.”

But it seems that could be a little too late:


After receiving significant backlash Patricia responded saying: “First, this is not dangerous at all, and second I am not the first and won’t be the last person taking a photo here or any other dangerous places.

“It is on ourselves to be aware of the dangers and the limits. Even if I would not take this photo, people would anyway.

“I am not a person who takes a big risk just for a photo, I value my safety and life.”

Some people did praise the shot, calling it “amazing”, “stunning” and “worth the risk”.

Despite standing up for herself, due to the controversy she later decided to remove the photo.


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