In this modern age, you never know who’s watching. A Polish teenager and Instagrammer recently found the whole world watching her, though not in the way she’d hoped. An Instagram story posted by user @advvx showed a teenage girl, presumed to be user @JuliaSlonskaa, taking a hammer to the nose of a 200-year-old statue in the capital city of Warsaw. The camera operator laughs as the nose of the statue is destroyed by the hammer.
The Instagram story depicting the incident has since been removed, but video of the incident made its way to YouTube and comments condemning the act began streaming in immediately.
Slonskaa has since apologized for her actions, issuing the following words of remorse: “What happened yesterday should not have taken place at all and seriously, I regret that I did it. I’m so stupid. I will not say what was driving me, why I did it, because it is more of a private affair, but I really wanted to apologize to everyone.”
Whether or not legal action is taken by local authorities, this foolish act has already resulted in consequences for Slonskaa, an 18-year-old. She had recently been hired by mBank, a Polish bank, to take part in an advertising campaign, but was dropped from the project following the incident. A spokesperson for the bank issued the following statement to Metro: “We definitely do not support such behaviour, and the appropriate services should deal with it. As for the responsibility for what the actress does many weeks after the completed photos are taken — we cannot be responsible for the individual choices of such people.”