Playboy Model Who Stripped Nude On Sacred Volcano Continues To Insult The Indigenous People

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Last week, Playboy model Jaylene Cook caused quite the commotion after she shared a photo of herself naked on a sacred mountain in New Zealand. The 25-year-old glamour model went to the top of Mount Taranaki, which is an active volcano that is considered sacred to the Māori people of the area. Not content with violating the traditions and rules of the local people, Miss Cook decided to cause even more controversy by insulting them.

The Playboy model, who is from New Zealand, said that the Māori people are not indigenous.

Instagram user @maorimermaid wrote this on Jaylene’s controversial photo:

“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.”

To which the Playboy model so eloquently responded:

“Lol. Get a clue before you jump on the bandwagon. Maori are NOT Indigenous you ignorant twat.”

Here is the first sentence when you do a simple search of the tribe on Wikipedia: “The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.”

Cook told radio station Newstalk ZB that both she was “surprised” at the negative reaction to her getting naked on a sacred ground. Cook said that she and her boyfriend had done research beforehand.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation’s website says this about the sacred volcano:

Mt. Taranaki has great spiritual significance to local Maori: the crater and summit is the sacred head of Taranaki, the rocks and ridge are his bones, rivers his blood and plants and trees are his cloak and offer protection from the weather.”

Cook did admit that she didn’t tell the locals that she was planning to strip nude once she got to the apex of the mountain.

“It was something that just happened. There was nowhere that we read, or were told that it was a bad thing to do β€” and we believe that it still wasn’t. We see nudity as art and natural,” she said.

Cook said she was “sorry that people felt that we were being disrespectful, that was never our intention whatsoever.”

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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 πŸ˜‚ 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! β€’ πŸ” Mount Taranaki Summit πŸ”­ 9000ft ❄️ -11'C/35km winds πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ 12.6km (1.6km elevation) ⏰ 2am – 6.30pm (12hr hike time) β€’ 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 πŸ˜…

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She was asked if she regrets taking the photo after all of the backlash and she responded by saying, β€œNo. because it doesn’t change my beliefs and my feelings towards the photograph. We have had overwhelming support from local Maori.”

I guess, while we’re on the topic, we should check out more of Jaylene’s photos. For the sole purpose to make sure that she didn’t desecrate any other sacred places, of course.

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