Reports say that the local tribe is furious on a model who posted an almost-nude photo of her on a sacred volcano in New Zealand, on Instagram.
Jaylene Cook is a 35-year-old model who is quite famous for her boldness and adventurous nature. The recent incident blew out of the box when Cook climbed the Mount Taranaki, New Zealand, With her boyfriend/photographer. After achieving the goal of summiting the volcano, Cook took off most of her gear (everything except her footwear, gloves, and beanie) and posed for an epic shot. Normally this wouldn’t be a huge affair, as a few other models have also committed bold actions such as this. These gestures have now become a marker to mark a significant achievement, and indeed, climbing 8,261 feet is an achievement.
Soon after the photo was posted, Dennis Ngawhare told BBC that the local Maori tribe was unimpressed, to say the least, by Cook’s actions. All this feud because the rim of the Volcano is considered sacred by the locals. Cook retaliated by stating that she and her partner did extensive research on the matter and they found nowhere that it was a bad thing to do. Cook said that artists perceive nudity is pure and natural. Cook also sort of apologized, she said that hurting other people’s faith and opinions were not their intention, and she apologized if someone got hurt by her actions.