Glamorous influencer who said she wanted to auction off her VIRGINITY ‘to raise funds for COVID-19’ is forced to apologise after being slammed for the ‘desperate’ appeal
- Indonesian influencer Sara Keihl claimed she was auctioning off her virginity
- She said the money raised would be donated to coronavirus frontline workers
- The model received harsh backlash and clarified the stunt was an ironic joke
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A glamorous influencer has sparked outrage by claiming to auction off her virginity to raise funds for those impacted by COVID-19.
Indonesian Instagram model, Sara Keihl, uploaded a video this week saying she was willing to sell her virginity for a starting price of two billion Indonesian rupiahs or AUD$206,855.
She told her followers that all proceeds would go toward helping coronavirus frontline workers and those who were economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Coconuts.co reported.
Indonesian influencer Sara Keihl (pictured) sparked outrage when she claimed she would be auctioning off her virginity to raise money for those impacted by COVID-19
Ms Keihl (pictured) uploaded a video that asked for a starting price of AUD$206,855
The influencer (pictured) received harsh criticism and major backlash over the video
Ms Keihl immediately received harsh criticism and was slammed for being ‘desperate’ with viewers labelling the video as ‘online prostitution’.
The backlash forced Ms Keihl to clarify the video was actually a joke and she was not auctioning off her virginity.
She said the stunt was meant to be an ironic jab at people who were not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously.
The influencer made an apology post yesterday and wrote: ‘I’m sorry for creating the controversy.
‘In truth, the virginity auction was my idea of satire of those who aren’t sensitive to the situation.’
Ms Keihl said she realised the severity of her actions after her family began to receive abuse over the video.
The influencer said she would make a donation of 1,000 grocery and basic items paid for with her own money.
‘I have never sold myself or my dignity,’ Ms Keihl clarified.
The model primarily uses her Instagram account to post a range of glamorous selfies and promote skincare, clothing and beauty products.
Ms Keihl was forced to apologise and said the stunt was an ironic joke meant to be a jab at those not taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously