A sexy female blogger has become the target of criticism for recording videos showing her walking on the streets in a large box covering her naked body and inviting strangers to touch her bare breasts.
The stunt by the weird influencer Ain, known on online platforms as ‘Apgujeong Box Girl’, is supposed to defend women’s rights by exposing double standards about nudity.
But she was widely slammed by social media users after the stunt in which she roamed around the popular Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea on Friday, 13th October.
The video actor and model with more than 21,700 followers on Instagram, appeared to be wearing only a cardboard box while roaming the district’s streets.
In a series of online videos on her Instagram profile, she could be seen guiding men’s hands through the box’s holes on each side and inviting them to touch her breasts.
Users on social media did not restrain from criticising Ain after her videos were published online.
Aside from being called disgusting or obscene, many even said she should be published for public indecency.
Others reportedly noticed the QR code on the influencer’s cardboard box, sparking a debate about whether it leads to a pornographic site or similar offering other sexual services.
Instagram user ‘ttyn_km’ said: “Isn’t it sexual harassment?”
User ‘guglulida12’ commented: “I reported her.”
And ‘mulkrumi’ added: “Are you still living like this? Lol.”
In an interview with local media, Ain said that the videos were intended as a form of performance art and were supposed to shed light on society’s double standards for men and women.
She said: “I thought it was weird that the public doesn’t care when men take off their shirts, but when women take off their clothes, they get punished.
“This type of performance art breaks this [double standard].”
Ain also explained that the stunt was encouraged by her agency’s CEO, who suggested it as a way to challenge South Korea’s conservative sexual culture for promotional purposes.
Under South Korean law, publicly exposing significant parts of one’s body in a way that causes discomfort or embarrassment to others may constitute an excessive exposure offense.
Violating the law can lead to fines of up to KRW 100,000 (GBP 60), detention, as well as disciplinary action.