‘Stupid’ couple blasted for taking ‘dangerous’ photo dangling off a cliff in desperate bid for Instagram ‘likes’

A SOCIAL media couple have been blasted online for taking a "dangerous" photo dangling off a cliff in a desperate bid for Instagram "likes".

American travel bloggers Kelly Castille, 33, and Kody Workman, 32, uploaded a photo of themselves precariously posing above the Humantay Lagoon in Peru.

While Kody sits with his legs hanging off the edge of a cliff, his daring girlfriend holds his hands and places one foot on the rock as she dangles off the side.

The influencers – who share the account Positravelty – then urged their 162,000 followers to "push past negativity" in their own lives in the caption of the image.

They wrote: "There is a difference between risking your life and taking a risk at having one. We know which side we would rather be on, do you?"

Unsurprisingly, the "dangerous" image sparked fierce debate among the couple's followers who argued that they were "promoting stupidity".

In response to the couple encouraging their followers to be "brave" and face their fears, one replied: "Brave? Brave is going out to fight war. Not this.

"What if she slipped and died? Would you still be calling her brave? Think about what you're trying to influence here guys."

Another added: "It's all about attention seeking. Gives us nothing about the country they are travelling in. A real travel blogger/Instagram account is about the place, not yourselves."

Meanwhile, a third joked: "Don't forget to upload pics in your full body cast later too!"

"Promoting stupidity by wrapping it up in a pretty picture," another argued.

It is the preoccupation of possession that blinds us from life’s simplistic nature. We have somehow come to believe that an existence saturated with objects and collections is the mark of success. It is simplicity instead that gives us the highest gratification, the idea of success being based on the creation of happiness through personal connection and a true love for life.

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Place your focus on the bright side, on the positives and the potential of things to shift in your favor. Any cloud or shadow that may exist always passes with time. They will never be permanent. Even when the sun doesn’t shine, the world is always just as beautiful in its absence if you let your positivity be the light.

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While others disapproved of the fact that it was Kelly putting herself in harm's way, the travel blogger then insisted that the dangerous shot was her idea.

She replied: "Maybe because I make my own decisions and wanted to take this shot."

But not everyone was so critical of the couple – with many recognising that taking heart-stopping image is part of their job.

"Who care if they want to take pictures like that," one argued. "They aren't children, they can make their own decisions."

"I wouldn't do it myself but that's no reason to criticise," another responded. "This is no different than skydiving, parkour or speaking on stage. Everyone has different skillsets and risk tolerances."

However, this isn't the first time the couple have sparked outrage for their risky shots.

Back in April, the couple were branded "stupid" by followers for dangling off a 40ft infinity pool in Bali – but have since gained 100,000 more followers.

Similarly to their latest snap, Kelly is the one hanging off the edge of the pool and clings on to her boyfriend before leaning in to kiss him.

The glamorous couple defended their actions at the time and insisted they were “super slow and cautious” while performing the stunt.

In response to a slew of negative comments branding the picture “stupid” and “irresponsible”, the pair hit back sating they are “full of trust for each other.”

Kelly said: “It was a blast setting this up. Kody had a very good hold of me. We trust each other entirely.

“It was such an amazing feeling to have this come out exactly as we planned. We are safe and sound.”

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