Is she too hot to have a handle?
An Instagram model is claiming her body is “too dangerous” for the internet after experiencing backlash over her “naturally perfect” looks.
The Slovakian influencer, 26-year-old Veronika Rajek, said her perfect figure and good looks make people “jealous” online, resulting in “body-shame.”
“My body is considered a danger on social media, and I am constantly being cancelled by trolls for doing absolutely nothing but sharing photos of my body,” Rajek, who has worked as a model since she was 14, told NudePR.com.
“These days, you see a lot of overweight or even obese women online, talking about body positivity, but when a beautiful, tall woman wants to be positive in her own skin, people want to attack me and call me privileged,” she continued.
The model, who now travels between Austria and the US, touts 2 million followers on Instagram — but all her devoted fans don’t seem to outweigh the nasty trolls.
“They are just jealous of my naturally fit body,” she said. “Some people are even reporting my Instagram account because they are offended by my slim look, and I’m losing out on money and work because of it.”
Rajek claimed she doesn’t share “anything X-rated or controversial” but just wants to “show off myself and my body” in an attempt to promote “body positivity.”
“I don’t understand why my version of body positivity is wrong,” she said. “I’m a model; aren’t models supposed to be sexy?”
The body positivity movement, which emphasizes inclusivity for all body shapes and sizes, aims to better everyone’s mental health, something that can be negatively impacted by poor body image.
As for Rajek, she claims her body is “too beautiful” and makes people feel threatened, forcing her to constantly prove her looks aren’t fake. The 6-foot-tall model once paid more than $80 for a breast exam to show her followers that her 36D cups are au-natural.
“If you’re too beautiful, your body is seen as a threat to society,” she said. “In reality, I came from a poorer country and had to work hard to be where I am today.”
But Rajek is no stranger to being bullied, she said. As a child, she was often called cruel names, like a “desk” and “giraffe,” due to her height and flat chest.