Instagram influencers are taking selfie trips to Chernobyl and people can't believe it

In the latest episode of 'people are the absolute worst', Instagram influencers are flocking to Chernobyl to take selfies and glamour shots by the nuclear plant disaster site.

The recent influx of tourists has been caused by the release of HBO's acclaimed five-part miniseries, which has been covering the 1986 catastrophe which cost thousands of people their lives.

Instagram posts at the ghost-like site include everything from pretend-zombie shots to a woman in a hazmat suit, revealing a G-string. Very classy.

People are also seen using the #Chernobyl hashtag while jumping or smiling in front of an upside-down bus or a never-used Ferris wheel.

Meanwhile, others, including Chrissy Teigan and Jake Tapper, flocked to social media to express their disdain at the Instagram pictures, calling them "disrespectful" and "disgusting".

The problem has gotten so bad that even the writer of the HBO series took to Twitter to urge people to "respect" all those who "suffered and sacrificed".

The series, which stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, has been hailed as "masterful television" that avoids glamourising the tragic disaster at the power plant in the town of Pripyat, Ukraine.

HT The Guardian

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