There’s a scene in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol when Tom Cruise is dangling from a high-rise building in Dubai. It’s a real show-stopper. Still, despite how impressive it was, audiences knew that, when it was filled, Mr. Cruise had used a safety harness, a stunt coordinator, and the assistance of computer-generated imagery.
It’s crazy, therefore, to look at model Viki Odintcova doing something similar while knowing that she just relied on her sense of balance and a male assistant when she decided to take pictures atop Dubai skyscraper, Cayan Tower.
(Check this gallery for pics of Viki Odintcova. At the end of the gallery is the video of her controversial stunt!)
This wasn’t for a movie role or anything, though. Instead, she wanted to post a “cool” picture and video for her Instagram followers. That’s right, she dangled from the side of a building, 10,000 feet in the air, because she wanted something eye-catching for social media. What a complete moron! Her fans would have been happier if she had just taken another naked pic.
When sharing the video and images, she said: “I still can’t believe I did it. Every time I watch the video my palms go sweaty.” Yeah, we understand how you feel!
Fortunately, many of Odintsova’s three million followers were unimpressed. They described the 22-year-old as reckless and comment after comment took her to task for the stunt. Here are some of the best ones:
“How can you disregard your life like that? If I was your parent I would smack both you and the guy with the beard!”
“A very bad example for the youth.”
“This is so dumb, i have no words for it. Seems like some 11 year olds want to get attention at all costs.”
“crazy! looks like god gave you beauty, but seems like he forgot to grace you with a brain”
Yikes! It looks like she risked her life to try to impress people who actually have common sense. Hopefully, this will be the last time she pulls a stunt like this since she’s lucky something terrible didn’t happen. She might not be as fortunate next time!