American couple named Kelly Castille and Kody Workman is the famous Instagram couple. Their page named ‘positravelty’ is filled with their vacation pictures and the adventurous sports that they take on during their vacation. Now, the couple has come under fire for posing on the edge of the infinity pool at Bali. The stunt looked ‘dangerous’ and ‘foolish’, as per the netizens.
In the picture, Kelly is seen hanging bravely from the edge of the infinity pool, held up by Kody who is standing inside the pool. The couple took the picture in Bali, where the duo is currently based. As per the Daily Mail, the picture was clicked at the Kayon Jungle Resort in Ubud.
However, Kelly and Kody have defended the picture saying that they took every necessary precaution and hence, it was not dangerous.
Speaking to Fox News, the couple said, “The reality is that we felt safe, stable and confident for two reasons. First and foremost, there is another pool below that we cropped out of the shot for dramatisation. Secondly, we thought about this photo for days, considering the angles and potentials.”
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After the couple posted the picture on Instagram, it received 26,000 likes and many trolled them by calling the photo ridiculous to calling Kody for risking Kelly’s life.
One user wrote, “Very stupid to risk the life of your significant one. Just for a stupid photo.” While the other wrote, “Dumbest thing I’ve seen today. Imagine if she fell, all for the sake of a little internet fame.”
Other user wrote, “Why is the woman always the one risking themselves for pictures? Never see a guy hanging over a cliff.”
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After facing the backlash from the netizens, the couple released the statement, “As for safety, we are all responsible for ourselves at the end of the day. The reality is that we felt safe, stable and confident for two reasons. First and foremost, there is another pool below that we cropped out of the shot for dramatisation. Secondly, we thought about this photo for days, considering the angles and potentials. We are both in good shape, we know our bodies and in turn, we know our limits.”
They further revealed, “We had faith in each other and trust to pull this off and so we made the choice as a team to shoot it. There is a lip, where the ridge of the infinity pool juts out over the wall where Kelly could get a solid grip and place her weight on her forearms. I held her the entire time and if zoomed you can actually see my grip on her arm. We have both jumped off of waterfalls and bridges much higher than this infinity pool,” he added, “so the height aspect wasn’t a concern for us at all.”