Irina Shayk speaks out after post led to claims of Russian support
has finally spoken out and confronted social media users on her Instagram on Friday who have accused her of supporting Russia’s .
The Russian supermodel, 36, shared a since-deleted photo on her Instagram story of a simple bowl of potato salad, but her caption sparked immediate controversy.
She had typed out, ‘Russianzz on Wednesday.’ The letter Z has appeared as a symbol of support for the Russian military. Later on Friday, however, Irina assured there was no hidden meaning in the photo.
Reassured: Irina Shayk, 36, has spoken out on her Instagram following recent controversy over a previous photo and caption
The model jumped to her Instagram story once again to type out a simple message to her fans and social media users.
She wrote out, ‘Sometimes a salad is just a salad. I promise: slot tergacor hari ini no coded messages or political commentary here. Wishing everyone love.’
Irina added a pink heart emoji at the end of her short statement in order to express that she had no negative intentions.
Backlash: The model’s photo stirred controversy after her wrote out the letter ‘z’ on her caption, with the letter known for being a symbol of support for Russian military
Although the letter ‘z’ is not in the actual Russian alphabet, it has become a symbol for support of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
The letter can be seen printed on Russian tanks and vehicles. According to , there are a few theories about the Z symbol, from it meaning ‘Zapobedu’ (for victory), or the geographical area that Russian troops are stationed, with the symbol standing for ‘zapad’ (west).
As the war still continues, social media users and individuals accused the Russian model of secretly sending her support by adding ‘z’ to her caption.