‘It’s incredibly insulting!’ Love Island’s Georgia Steel is ‘breaking the law’ by posing for topless snaps in the Maldives according to enraged locals
Ex Love Island star Georgia Steel has been slammed by Maldives residents for posing topless for Instagram snaps, according to The Sun.
The reality personality-turned-influencer, 22, has been abroad for weeks, claiming to be there ‘for work’m posting sultry snaps to social media to advertise brands.
And her latest was a topless snap – which seems to have angered the locals.
Top(less) to bottom: Ex Love Island star Georgia Steel has been slammed by Maldives residents for posing topless for Instagram snaps, according to The Sun
The Sun reports that a local source said: ‘It may seem strange to Westerners, but coming here and failing to observe our laws and customs is incredibly insulting.
‘Influencers who think the Maldives is just a great backdrop for their Instagram should stop and think before one ends up in jail.
‘The resorts could also be in serious trouble if guests like Georgia are found to be generating [nude] images on the premises’.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office states, of the Maldives: ‘Local laws reflect the fact that Maldives is an Islamic country. Violations of local laws may lead to a prison sentence.
‘Nudism and topless sunbathing are not allowed anywhere, including on resort islands.
‘Public observance of any religion other than Islam is prohibited. You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they don’t offend, especially during the holy month of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious areas.’
Oh! The reality personality-turned-influencer, 22, has been abroad for weeks, claiming to be there ‘for work’m posting sultry snaps to social media to advertise brands
There are still laws that can lead to public floggings or death should they be broken.
MailOnline has approached Georgia’s reps for comment.
Georgia posed for her latest topless snap while soaking up the sun on the beach on Thursday.
She wore just a blue patterned bikini bottom and a sun hat in the snap.
Georgia styled her brunette locks into plaits as she posed next to a tree while fixing the camera with a sultry stare.
In another snap, the reality star looked away from the camera as she fixed her hair.
Georgia, who appeared on Love Island in 2018, has been documenting her sun-soaked Maldives getaway in detail for her 1.6million Instagram followers.
She is holidaying currently with another former Love Islander Joanna Chimonides.
Despite the UK being in national lockdown, Georgia and her friend Joanna Chimonides flew from Dubai to the Maldives.
Georgia previously told her Instagram followers the ‘work’ trip had been planned for a long time and she was thankful it could go ahead despite the pandemic.
She captioned one snap: ‘I feel so lucky to be able to travel with my job at the moment.
‘I’m so grateful that I’ve been given the opportunity to work with @velassarumaldives for the next week and make memories that are going to last me a lifetime. I thank the universe every day.’
Fun in the sun: Georgia recently jetted to the Maldives for ‘work purposes’ with her friend Joanna Chimonides
However, their fun-filled getaway might be overshadowed on their return as travellers returning to the UK need to present proof of a negative Covid test result.
New arrivals who flout the rules will face a minimum £500 fine, while the operator who transported them will also be fined.
Passengers will still have to quarantine for 10 days regardless of their test results, transport minister Robert Courts said in a statement.
‘Work’: Georgia previously told her Instagram followers the ‘work’ trip had been planned for a long time and she was thankful it could go ahead despite the pandemic