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Instagram model slammed for vandalising 200-year-old statue

A 17-year-old model with a significant profile on Instagram has been lambasted after posting a video of her vandalising a historic statue in Poland.

The six-second video, which has since been removed from Instagram, shows Julia Slonska taking to a statue of an angel in Warsaw’s Swiss Valley Park with a hammer, breaking off its nose.

However, the video managed to go viral before Slonska removed it, drawing outrage from those who viewed it, with one person calling her actions “dumb and brainless, while saying “she has to be in jail”.

The mindless stunt also appears to have cost Slonska a spot in an advertising campaign for mBank.

Slonska has since apologised for her “stupid” stunt.

“I will not say what was driving me, why I did it, because it is more of a private affair, but I really want to apologise to everyone,” she said.

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