Instagram star claims she was 'shamed' by the New York Post
A provocative Instagram star has claimed that she was "shamed" for her risqué photographs in an article by the New York Post.
The article was titled "I fuel fantasies of men who want sex with young girls, and I'm fine with that", something Eileen Kelly (20) claims she did not say.
Writing on her blog, she wrote "excuse me? When did I ever say I'm 'fine with that'?" She claims the article "entirely twist(s) my words in order to create an attention drawing article".
Kelly's Instagram following (over 200,000) has gained her a modelling contract with VFiles and won her a number of competitions and perks, including a free private-jet trip and a boutique shopping spree in Paris.
Victoria Secret model Taylor Hill and singer Lorde are among the model's fans online.
In her blog, Kelly accused journalist Dana Schuster of "trying to degrade me for being a young woman expressing herself on social media".
"This article was hyper sexist. Yes I take photos of my body. Yes! Some of those photos are provocative. You think I don’t know that?"
"Posting photos of myself because I’m confident with my body and promote self love and body positivity has zero correlation to my sex life".
"Shaming has gone too far, in every sense of of the word. Shaming people for posting photos, shaming me for being open".
"I do not promote pedophilia, my Instagram is NOT about arousing gross, old men. It’s about self love, being a 20 year old!! Being young and having fun. And showing people that hey this is me, mistakes and all. Take it or leave it".
Schuster described Kelly in the article as being "equal parts seductress and doe-eyed ingénue".
Describing her photo feed, she wrote: "There’s Kelly, legs spread, in her favorite Nasty Gal lingerie; Kelly, nude, engulfing a chef’s knife in her heart-shaped mouth. In another shot, she wears a corset while a masked man prepares to whip her".
"It’s a juxtaposition, no doubt, to the “sweet thang” who posts the occasional selfie in an oversize vintage tee, eating ice cream and emanating innocence".
Schuster has been contacted for comment.