A Russian make-up artist named Elya Bulochka is facing hefty backlash for creating make-up looks using dead fish.
Posting images to her Instagram of models' faces adorned with angelfish and other colorful fishies, Bulochka was apparently trying for a "mermaid" look through the use of ample glitter and rhinestones -- not to mention, uh, actual fishies? According to The Daily Mail, she apparently first posted herself holding a transparent bag of fish captioned "Guess what I'm going to be wearing today?," later confirming that the fish were indeed dead ("same as in your dining plates"). The post has been since deleted.
Русалочка моей ученицы @eva_mak на милашке @kseniahoffman 🐠💞💜💎#mkbulochka
A photo posted by Эля Булочка (@elya_bulochka) on Nov 28, 2015 at 9:32am PST
Прежде чем писать коммент, вспомните, когда вы последний раз ели мясо и что оно делало до: мычало, блеяло, кудахтало💁🐠👌 #mkbulochka Before commenting remember please the last time you eat meat and what it did before being eaten 👌 Don't judge and you will untried👌
A photo posted by Эля Булочка (@elya_bulochka) on Nov 28, 2015 at 12:01pm PST
However, that hasn't stopped many animal lovers from commenting on her posts, criticizing her work as "not art" and "just another stupid person killing animals for nothing." To which Bulochka responded with a "fish do not feel" defense and another post of sardines on her face, captioned "Now I want to play you in a game of 'double standards,'" referencing her critics who also eat meat. Which is...uh, I dunno, still not great justification for killing a living thing in the name of #aesthetics? JFC.
Руководство Инстраграм удалило фото слева, которое я выложила вчера😱😱😱 И теперь я хочу сыграть с вами в игру "Двойные стандарты" 🐠👌 НАЙДИ 10 ОТЛИЧИЙ 😄😄😄🐠😁😁😁#рыбкаживи #prayforрыбка#mkbulochka
A photo posted by Эля Булочка (@elya_bulochka) on Nov 29, 2015 at 3:05am PST
[h/t Daily Mail]