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Topless Irina Shayk photo causes controversy

At a time of strained relations between Russia and the United States sexy Russian model Irina Shayk has a lot to offer to help ease tensions. However, there has been some controversy surrounding a recent topless photo of Shayk. A topless photo of her in support of Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram has caused a backlash reported Cosmopolitan on May 16, 2014.

 Model Irina Shayk attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton  in Washington, DC.
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Sports Illustrated model Shayk has generated a lot of controversy for a recent Instagram post with her posing topless holding up a piece of cardboard with 'bring back our girls' written on it. This occurred in the midst of worldwide protests after hundreds of schoolgirls went missing from a Nigerian school. The campaign #BringBackOurGirls spread worldwide on social media.

The goal of the campaign has been to spread word about the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Although 53 of these girls have successfully escaped the whereabouts of many of them remains unknown. There have been Intagrams and tweets from politicians, celebrities and even the Pope in support of the cause.

Shortly after Shayk's controversial topless photo appeared in support of this cause negative comments about it began to hit social networking sites. Some comments said this photo was tasteless and others referred to it as ignorant. There are more than 1700 comments on the image with the majority of them expressing disgust of her fans dealing with this matter.

Shayk surprised a lot of people by posting a topless photo of herself on Twitter in a social media campaign aimed gaining support for the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram reports NDTV. The intensity of the backlash against Shayk was shocking. In view of the fact that she meant well by this gesture and she certainly accomplished her mission of bringing attention to the tragedy of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls it appears her critics should lighten up their attacks against her.

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