'Disgusting': Instagram influencers spark outrage after splashing themselves with holy water at Balinese temple

A pair of Instagram influencers have been forced to apologise after being filmed splashing holy water on themselves at a Hindu temple in Bali. 

Fitness models Sabina Dolezalova and Zdenek Slouka, from the Czech Republic, have tens of thousands of Instagram followers, but left many shocked with a recent Instagram Story video of the two frollicking on the sacred grounds. 

At one point in the video, reportedly filmed in the Beji Temple in the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Padangtegal village, Dolezalova bends over, hikes up her skirt and Slouka splashes spring water from the fountain on her behind.

Although Dolezalova deleted the Story, the video was shared on the Instagram page of Dr Arya Wedakarna, a senator from Bali, who reportedly wrote in Indonesian
he had plans to summon the pair. 

Following a swift backlash, the couple took to Instagram to apologise for their actions.

"We are so sorry about the video from yesterday. We dishonoured the holy temple and the holy water in Ubud," Slouka said.

"We didn't know it [was holy] and we are so sorry about what happened." 

Dolezalova then agreed with her boyfriend, saying they didn't realise they were visiting a holy temple. 

The video has sparked outrage.
The video has sparked outrage. Photo credit: Instagram.

However, commenters on Dr Wedakarna's Instagram post are pointing out the woman exclaimed in Czech that the fountain contained holy water. 

Comments ranged from calling the act "unacceptable" to "disgusting".

"Deport and block them from visiting Indonesia again," one woman wrote.

"Ban them for visiting any country, especially Bali... they just typical of tourists who don't respect the place they visit," wrote another. 

Dolezalova's manger, Daniel Šimkovič, reportedly told a Czech news agency an agreement had been reached and the matter resolved.

"A voluntary contribution was proposed to the local village," he told the publication.