‘Chernobyl’ Series Creator: Stop Taking Selfies at Nuclear Disaster Site

first_imgMore on Geek.com:Wildlife Is Actually Abundant at the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster SiteDrones Detect New Radiation Hotspots Near Chernobyl Site Walk Through the Grisly Wasteland of Chernobyl in VR Stay on target Chernobyl Vodka Made in Exclusion Zone Coming SoonDrones Detect New Radiation Hot Spots Near Chernobyl Site This influencer wasn’t the only one to post controversial selfies either: Other people captured footage of themselves exploring the ruins in hazmat-like gear and taking radiation measurements. For now, it looks like some Instagrammers don’t care if their photos of the gloomy Chernobyl site could be disrespectful. Following the premiere of the HBO series Chernobyl, Pripyat, Ukraine, has become a new destination for “thirsty Instagrammers” who are snapping pictures of themselves in masks and suits. Craig Mazin, the creator of the show, is now urging people to stop taking selfies and have more respect when they visit the nuclear disaster site.On Tuesday, Mazin wrote a comment on Twitter that acknowledged the wave of tourism at the abandoned city and said people should be more mindful of what happened there, considering many individuals lost their lives due to radiation health complications.It’s wonderful that #ChernobylHBO has inspired a wave of tourism to the Zone of Exclusion. But yes, I’ve seen the photos going around.If you visit, please remember that a terrible tragedy occurred there. Comport yourselves with respect for all who suffered and sacrificed.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) June 11, 2019“It’s wonderful that #ChernobylHBO has inspired a wave of tourism to the Zone of Exclusion. But yes, I’ve seen the photos going around,” Mazin wrote on Twitter. “If you visit, please remember that a terrible tragedy occurred there. Comport yourselves with respect for all who suffered and sacrificed.”Despite the backlash over Chernobyl selfies, some Instagram influencers decided to transform the Zone of Exclusion into their creative canvases, which some viewed as borderline disrespectful to victims of the nuclear tragedy, the New York Post noted.Meanwhile in Chernobyl: Instagram influencers flocking to the site of the disaster. pic.twitter.com/LnRukoLirQ— Bruno Zupan (@komacore) June 9, 2019One of the most controversial posts was shared by @nz.nik on Instagram, where she’s posing almost nude against a backdrop of deteriorating buildings. Comments below the suggestive picture say it’s “disgusting,” and “repulsive.”last_img