Instagram has suspended the account of a Los Angeles model for allegedly violating the platform’s nudity guidelines.
In four days, 20-year old Kaylen Ward estimates she has raised more than $700,000 for the victims of Australia’s bushfire crisis – by sending nude photographs of herself to anyone who donates more than $10 to one of her chosen charities and sends her the receipt.
She first tweeted on Sunday that anyone who sent her proof of donating at least $10 to help fight the fires would receive a direct message containing a nude photo.
Kaylen Ward, who has called herself the Naked Philanthropist on social media. Despite using her social media presence to raise money for Australia, her Instagram page was deactivated.
Speaking with BuzzFeed News, she said: “I was expecting to raise maybe $1,000 but the tweet blew up.”
“I was seeing all the posts on Twitter about the Australian fires and I was really concerned there wasn’t a lot of media coverage and not a lot of people donating,” she said.
“My IG got deactivated, my family disowned me, and the guy I like won’t talk to me all because of that tweet,” she wrote on Twitter. “But fuck it, save the koalas.”