Woman fires back at critics who accused her of treating Black Lives Matter protest like Co

A Russian model and social media influencer who was denounced for participating in a photo shoot in front of a Black Lives Matter protest has fired back at her critics.

On June 5, the Twitter account influencersinthewild shared footage of

Kris Schatzel, dressed in a black gown.

stepping into an ongoing Los Angeles protest against police brutality and systemic racism toward the Black community while holding a sign that reads “Black Lives Matter”.

“Stop treating the protests

like Coachella pt 17,” influencersinthewild wrote.

The clip received over 430,000 reactions and widespread condemnation from fellow Twitter users, .

who accused Schatzel of engaging in performative activism.

“One of the many things that 2020 has taught us is that influencers ain’t s*** and need to be cancelled,” one person wrote.

In response to the backlash, Schatzel deleted her Twitter account

and made her Instagram account private — but not before

saying a few words to her critics, according to the Daily Mirror.

“This is a huge misunderstanding!!! Later I will explain everything

[and] apologise! My [intention] was never to disrespect the movement

but to add to the movement the way that I know how. Peace”

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