It appears that Kriti Sanon’s recent pose with a giraffe suspended in the air hasn’t gone down too well on the internet. Netizens have called it distasteful because of its animal-offensive content. "No animals were harmed before, during, or after this shoot," read an excerpt from Kriti’s photoshoot for Cosmopolitan India.
“I’m not someone who gets angry easily, but when I read about atrocities against women, it really upsets me.” Meet our cover girl @kritisanon being her candid self in our August issue.? PS: Aynhoe Park features taxidermy, hundreds of years old, most from museums. Taxidermy is the art of preserving an animal that died of natural causes, for academic purposes. The giraffe featured here is floating (not hanging, heavens no!) with balloons on its back. An art installation, in what is possibly one of the eclectic yet most majestic mansions in the world. PPS: Cosmo loves, no, is obsessed with animals. We were, possibly, the first magazine in India to ban the featuring of fur, three years ago. No animals were harmed before, during, or after this shoot. We may be guilty of watching too many puppy videos during work hours, though. Photograph: @andrewwoffinden; styling: @zunailimalik; hair: @aasifahmedofficial; makeup: @adrianjacobsofficial using @facescanada; location courtesy: @aynhoepark; production: @viennafilms Kriti is wearing - high neck top, @hm; pants, @431_88; stilettos, Red Label Collection, @bata.india; necklace: @swarovski #KritiSanon #OnlyInCosmo #CosmoIndia
Taxidermy is the art of preserving an animal’s body by mounting IT with the help of a stand for the purpose of display or study. Taken at a museum in England’s Aynhoe Park, Kriti’s post states that the animals have been preserved by taxidermy at the park. A comment on her post says, “I don’t know if or if not any animals were harmed but it surely sends a wrong message. What exactly is the need to hang a giraffe in a picture portraying Kriti Sanon thoughts on woman empowerment?" Another comment said, "Seems to me like animal abuse."
Through Instagram, people have asked the magazine to take down this picture as it is totally disrespectful to the entire Animal Kingdom.
On March 2018, Sonam Kapoor posed with the same giraffe for a magazine’s special edition at Aynhoe Park as well.
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On the work front, Kriti Sanon will be soon be seen in Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4. She is currently working in Gwalior for Luka Chuppi with Kartik Aaryan.