Fashion influencer’s photoshoot amid California wildfires stokes outrage

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September 14, 2020

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A fashion influencer is being called out for teaching her followers how to conceal their cellulite in Instagram photosJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How architects use feng shui to design famous buildings “There have been fires going on for weeks in California. Prayers for people dealing with the fires. this one will not make it with me to LA, but there is someone here who will adore it 🤍 and to Clarify- I drove to the beach on my last night in town, and took photos, I love taking photos. Author Caroline Moss drew attention LeClair’s photos with a viral tweet criticizing the influencer’s decision to capitalize on the dramatic background as the state battles its most destructive wildfire season on record. “This is an influencer who just posted a photo of clothing she’s selling by *posing in it* on the beach in San Francisco as forest fires rage around her.”
Moss’ tweet instantly racked up thousands of comments from outraged followers, with one Twitter user calling the photos “grim on so many levels,” and another accusing LeClair of “using an ecological tragedy as a prop for self-promotion.”
Some commenters came to LeClair’s defense, arguing that the influencer “has to make a living” and cannot stop working to “mourn for the dying Earth.”
Moss’ Twitter account, however, appears to have been deleted. I have taken photos for the last 3 years in this city. I love this city,” she wrote. A post shared by Colette LeClair (@coletteleclair_) on Sep 9, 2020 at 8:55pm PDT on
Sep 9, 2020 at 8:55pm PDT

The photos of the orange dress were also shared on LeClair’s blog in a post advertising “unique and vibrant dresses on sale.”
The Instagram post quickly stoked outrage online. I have taken photos for the last 3 years in this city. I love this city. “To clarify — I drove to the beach on my last night in town, and took photos, I love taking photos. Wanted to say goodbye to the ocean and beach and do something I used to enjoy so much here for years- TRIPOD PHOTOS😂. Summary List PlacementFashion blogger Colette LeClair is facing intense backlash for posting a series of photos that her critics have called “insensitive” and “grim.” The influencer, who recently moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, bid farewell to her city with two Instagram photos in which she posed in an orange dress on the beach — against a backdrop of the unsettling orange-tinted sky amid ongoing forest fires in the region. LeClair his since turned off the comments on her Instagram post and updated the caption to address her thoughts on the ongoing wildfires. “We live in hell,” she captioned a screenshot of the post. Currently gathering a lot of clothes to donate-yay! It is devastating. My last day here! SENDING YOU ALL LOVE. Wanted to say goodbye to the ocean and beach and do something I used to enjoy so much here for years — TRIPOD PHOTOS,” she captioned the post. There have been fires going on for weeks in California. Prayers for people dealing with the fires. SENDING YOU ALL LOVE.”
Colette LeClair did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. “My last day here! It is devastating.

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