I’m guessing Lara Bingle doesn’t watch 7:30.
If she did she would have noticed a story last week about an epidemic of nicotine addiction amongst children in Indonesia.
That may have prevented her tweeting a photo of children smoking in Guatemala with the words, “Poverty stricken but still cool as f-#*k”.
After getting a quick lesson on why it wasn’t so cool, the tweet was quickly deleted.
Bingle’s new management, Tailor Made Communications, were quick to release a statement about the incident.
“In essence, Lara felt the imagery was beautiful, but after reflection and understanding of people’s feedback and comments, Lara decided to pull the image down,” the statement read.
The picture is a 1989 postcard by portrait photographer Hans Namuth.
It’s pretty obvious from watching Being Lara Bingle that she isn’t very bright and those around her guide her through media events as best they can. Whether this makes for smart TV (or even good car crash telly) is another question.
Maybe she can use her celebrity status to lend some support for nicotine addiction in third world countries now? I’d watch that episode…