Tourists want to follow the ridiculous example of influencers

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Young tourists are undeniably encouraged by influencers. You just have to take a look at Tiktok, Facebook or Youtube to realize the idiocies they are capable of. Budding influencers suffer from a strange illness. It’s about obtaining the unique shot, impossible to reproduce. The examples are unfortunately numerous.

We remember a broken statue for a selfie

An inconsiderate photo op on a statue of Dom Sebastiao, who ruled Portugal from 1557 to 1578, at Rossio station in Lisbon.

The 126-year-old statue broke after a 24-year-old man allegedly knocked it over while climbing on it to take a photo. The suspect, who has not been named, reportedly attempted to flee the scene before being apprehended by police.

Other sad stories

Two tourists damaged a statue of Hercules in Cremona, northern Italy, while taking a photo. An Italian student attempted to lap pose a cast of an ancient 19th-century work at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, only to break the sculpture

Lately, it’s on the Neptune fountain in Florence

A German tourist is accused of damaging a 16th-century statue while posing for a photo in Florence. He now risks a heavy fine, city authorities announced.

A video shared on social media by Florence Mayor Dario Nardella shows the tourist climbing the famous Neptune Fountain to take a photo.

While the 22-year-old was riding the monument’s float, he broke a piece of marble and damaged the hoof of one of the four horses on the way down, causing damage estimated at more than 5,000 euros, the police said. city ​​in a statement obtained by multiple sources.

In a Facebook post, Mayor Nardella said “the stupidity of certain individuals weighs heavily on the entire community.”

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