Bali police are investigating a Russian woman after she recently uploaded a video of herself nude on the back of a Sumatran elephant in Bali. The Russian national named Aleysia Kafelnikova gained attention after her content went viral on social media.
As the Bali Sun previously reported, Aleysia was criticized for the controversial video taken in Taro Village, Tegalalang Gianyar. Bali Police Department called Aleysia to attend an investigation at the police station regarding this case on Saturday (20/2).
Aleysia decided to delete the video following a negative response from viewers and animal rights activists.
The Head of Criminal Investigation Bureau of Bali Police Department, AKBP Gusti Ayu Suinaci confirmed that she was being investigated by officers over the video that she uploaded.
“After collecting information from her, we didn’t find any violations to our constitutions as she uploaded it to express her love for animals. She was also cooperative with the officers during the investigations,” AKBP Suinaci said.
Aleysia apologized to the people and the police officers while explaining that the video was a form of art.
After listening to her justification, AKBP Suinaci decided to dismiss the case. “We decided to let her go because she didn’t have any intention to harm anyone or the animal,” AKBP Suinaci concluded.
“My intention with these pictures was to show you that I love and respect animals and especially elephants more than anything. I would wish that all those who are so negative will awaken an aesthetic love for my post and you will see the wonderful beauty in it!” said Aleysia on her Instagram.
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