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Seriously? Showing Off Makeup Looted from MH17?

Posted by siru90 on July 26, 2014

Remember the teenage girl who posted her selfie smiling happily on the visit to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp? You think she is out of her mind? Here is another insensitive (understatement) girl who provoked a storm of protest on social media.

Catherine Parkhomenko whose Instagram username is Ekaterina Parkhomenkoa is a pro-Russian separatist. She recently posted several photographs on Instagram in which she tried out some new beauty products. However, those pictures have caused an onslaught of outrage on social media. It turned out the beauty products were looted from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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In the post, she is holding blue “Catrice” mascara and she wrote, “Mascara from Amsterdam, or rather from the field, well you understand.” She also posted two selfies wearing the mascara. When a commenter asked where she got the mascara, she replied, “An acquaintance of mine, a looter, gave it to me.”

So my first thought was, ” What was she thinking?” I think this is definitely a WTF moment, well, in a bad way. What do you think of this girl and her post?

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