Another day, another Kylie Jenner lookalike doing something controversial in the name of Instagram likes.
This time, it’s the turn Kristen Hancher. The social media influencer and YouTuber is currently facing backlash after posting a picture of herself riding a horse in open water.
Hancher, 20, posted the picture taken during her holiday in Anguilla to her 5.8 million followers. But some of her fans didn’t take too kindly to how deep in the sea the animal was made to go, in what appears to be part of a set-up photoshoot rather than an off-the-cuff holiday snap.
Here are just some of the comments the image has received so far:
Omg you don’t take a horse that deep into the water.
All the actual equestrians like myself are quaking.
The horse might drown OMG get off it.
Despite the backlash, Hancher’s team claims that no horses were harmed in the making of this post, with a rep telling Buzzfeed News:
Kristen is an animal lover.
The horse was safe at all times.
There were no waves and nothing that could have endangered the horse.
What’s more, horses are able to swim in deep water, so it does look like her reps were speaking sense. Nonetheless, the angry comments continue to roll in. Guess that’s just part and parcel of being a social media influencer. It’s a tough life, hey?
Speaking of which, check out the blogger who sobbed at the thought of getting a 9-5 job after her Instagram account was deleted. Womp, womp.