Huffpo - Miss Universe Olivia Culpo is under fire in India after taking part in a photo shoot for shoes at the hallowed Taj Mahal. On Sunday, Oct. 6, the 2012 Miss Universe winner and her team headed to the Taj Mahal as part of a 10-day tour of India to spread awareness about women’s issues. While there, Culpo took part in a footwear photo shoot on the marble ledge known as the Diana Seat, modeling multiple pairs of shoes taken from a large bag and using the Taj Mahal as the backdrop. The Hindustan Times, which described the shoot as “covert ‘promotion,’” reported that the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) is now threatening to file a complaint with the police against the agency behind the trip because “any branding or publicity on the Taj premises The Miss Universe Organization released a statement apologizing for “any unintentional harm” caused by the incident at the Taj Mahal. “Throughout her reign, the Miss Universe Organization continually creates video diaries of our titleholder to keep fans and sponsors up to date on her travels and to share in the experience,” the statement said. “As part of these videos, we sometimes incorporate sponsors into these shoots. The filming that took place outside the Taj Mahal was never intended to be used as a commercial nor was it meant in any way to be disrespectful.”
I’ve never been to the Taj Mahal, but I’ve heard stories about it and have seen Slumdog Millionaire. Aren’t there like a billion beggars everywhere? Just poor people smelling like shit living in the sewers trying to mob tourists for a piece of gum? So they must have loved it when Miss Universe strutted that ass into town and broke out her Prada shoes and did an impromptu high fashion photo shoot right in their eyeballs. Like hey poor gross looking smelly people…America bitches! How you like me now!