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Hurricane Dorian – Attention-seeking stars and Instagrammers slammed for wildly inappropriate bikini and ‘belfie’ tributes to Bahamas dead – The Sun

ATTENTION-seeking Instagrammers have been blasted for their tone-deaf tributes to Hurricane Dorian victims featuring belfies and sexy bikini pictures.

The “disgraceful” posts were supposedly intended to send out “prayers” to the Bahamas – which has been devastated by the Category 5 storm.



At least five people are dead more than 13,000 have seen their homes destroyed by one of the biggest hurricanes to ever make landfall in the Atlantic.

But despite lives being ruined by Dorian, narcissistic social media users are using the disaster as an opportunity to post throwbacks to bikini pictures in a cynical bid to get likes, reports News.com.au.

In one post, an Instagram user posted a “beflie” picture of her bum in a red bikini along with the message: “Praying for the safety of this beautiful country #Bahamas”.

However, her picture has been met with a backlash with many users calling for her to delete with some calling it “disgraceful.”

One said: “This is disgusting, delete this.

A second wrote: “This is why I ignore that phrase in social media.”

Another post featured a woman posing seductively on rocks by the water wearing a purple bikini showing off her toned body along with the caption: “My thoughts and prayers go out to all my friends in the Bahamas.”




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Another shameless belfie picture was captioned: “SO sad to read in the news about #Bahamas one of the most beautiful beaches I visited and photographed, friendly people and happy.

“My heart goes out to the families that lost their homes Dorian left destruction, my heart is breaking to see. #prayforbahamas”.

Actress Sofia Vergara has also been slammed for posting about the deadly hurricane.

The Modern Family star posted a demure-looking photo of herself and a friend captioned: “Waiting for Dorian.”

However, some fans took exception to the post, with one writing: “‘I am a fan. But the waiting for Dorian comment was not funny.”

Another wrote: “That caption sounds insensitive. People are not gonna like it.”

But many users came to Sofia’s defence branding her critics “snowflakes” and accused them of overreacting.


Dorian is now the second strongest Atlantic storm in history as the 225mph killer edges towards Florida.

The category 5 monster made landfall in the Bahamas with devastating force on Sunday, reportedly killing a seven-year-old boy.

More deaths are feared from the mega-storm – which is now officially the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic, bar one.

On Sunday, Dorian's maximum sustained winds reached 185 mph, with gusts up to 225mph – tying the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfall.

MONSTER STORM

That equalled the Labour Day hurricane of 1935, before storms were even named.

The only recorded storm that was more powerful was Hurricane Allen in 1980 – which had sustained 190mph winds but didn't make landfall at that strength.

Darren Henfield, Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs said: “From all accounts, we have received catastrophic damage.

“We have reports of casualties. We have reports of bodies being seen.

“We cannot confirm those reports until we go out and see for ourselves.”












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