Australian model and designer Imogen Anthony has come under fire for posting images of herself on Instagram wearing a black balaclava and making shooting gestures during the Paris attacks. The 24-year-old shared the photographs of herself, as news unfolded that at least 127 people had been killed by terrorists in the French capital.
The Australian celebrity appeared in her Instagram images wearing only black underwear and a balaclava. She is making a gun gesture with one of her hands while covering her breasts with the other. In the background is a white cushion on which a photograph of a man aiming a gun at a captive is printed.
Anthony captioned the image on 14 November with the words: "Aint nothin' like a #badb**** on your side…". She accompanied the text with a gun emoticon.
Moments later a follower commented beneath the photographs to point out its poor timing in light of the tragedy in France: "Bad timing, check the news?" it stated.
Anthony then deleted the post. There is no evidence that she was aware of the attacks when she made it. However, she then shared two photographs of herself in a nude swimsuit modelling handbags with the hashtag #especiallyterrorism.
Later, presumably in an attempt to make amends for the earlier postings, she posted a picture of herself in black lingerie and pearl necklaces with the Eiffel tower in the background using the #PrayForParis hashtag.
Anthony's fans have remained unimpressed. One of them wrote: "So not appropriate… It's a very sad day in Paris and you put up a pic in lingerie. Seriously…"
Meanwhile, another added: "This is absolutely disgusting! Have you no sense? So distasteful!"
Anthony hit back, saying: "How dare you slam me." Last year she was criticised for sharing an image of a woman dressed in a niqab walking a man on a chain to promote her underwear line.
Anthony – a self-styled "glam gangsta" – is the partner of Australian "shock jock" radio host Kyle Sandilands of Sydney station KIIS 106.5.