The playboy model who outraged the world when she visited New Zealand’s sacred Mount Taranaki, and for some reason thought it appropriate to strip and pose on it, has now shown her extreme ignorance.
Showing complete wilful ignorance to another culture, Jaylene Cook has decided to add more fuel to the fire by saying that Māoris are not indigenous.
The bizarre comment which is both offensive and just fucking incorrect since the Maori population have inhabited New Zealand since the 13th Century, over 500 years before the British sailed over and did what we do best, rid the land of its own culture and impose our own.
WE DID IT!! This was BY FAR the hardest thing I have ever done! Both mentally and physically. 2 minutes out of the car park I was already hurting, sweating and ready to turn back But it's amazing what you can accomplish with the encouragement and support of your partner! I could not have done this without you babe @thejoshshaw! • Mount Taranaki Summit 9000ft ❄️ -11'C/35km winds ♀️ 12.6km (1.6km elevation) ⏰ 2am – 6.30pm (12hr hike time) 20kg pack (Josh had 40kg ) • This climb has forever changed me. I proved just how far I could push myself and I am truely proud of my accomplishment. This mountain was steep, rugged, ever changing and just pure brutal! Safe to say, I will never do it again
A post shared by Jaylene Cook (@jaylenecook_) on Apr 28, 2017 at 4:48pm PDT
One Instagram user, @maorimermaid commented on Jaylene’s photo saying:
Hey Jaylene, would you do a nude photo shoot at a church or a war memorial, or do you only like to disrespect indigenous sacred sites?
Hope your five mins of fame was worth the curses that will haunt you for life.
It was in response to this that the 25-year-old model embarrassingly claimed ‘Lol. Get a clue before you jump on the bandwagon. Maori are NOT indigenous you ignorant twat’.
Her calling someone else an ‘ignorant twat’ who needs to ‘get a clue’ is so ironic that I don’t know whether vomit or cry.
The model, who appears to get most of her attention from removing her clothes tried to claim that her nudity was for ‘art’ and they see it as ‘pure and natural’.
A spokesperson for the local Maori tribe, Dennis Ngawhare, said to the BBC in response to her photo:
It’s like someone went into St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and took a nude photo.
It’s a sacred place and something like this is just very inappropriate.
People might say it’s just rocks and earth so how can you disrespect it?
We simply ask people to please be respectful. This latest case is just another really annoying example where someone obviously didn’t know how to behave here.
It’s a clash between Western assumptions and indigenous values and beliefs.
A post shared by Jaylene Cook (@jaylenecook_) on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:22pm PST
Let’s just get this straight, so Jaylene Cook disrespected a sacred indigenous cultural site by narcissistically posing naked on it.
And then, when she offended that culture, she didn’t apologise, but instead questioned their entire history?
Just checking I got that right.
If I were here, I would feel so much shame that I couldn’t step foot in New Zealand/out of my house again.