A male model and influencer has sparked fury online after posting a nude photo of himself and his girlfriend, along with an incredibly crude caption that talked about his desire to ‘bang her on every piece of furniture in his house’.
Jay Alvarrez, 23, who was born in Hawaii and is now based in Los Angeles, shared the image of himself and Italian model Valentina Fradegrada on Saturday, and within seconds found himself under heavy fire from online critics who branded him ‘disgusting’ and ‘desperate for likes’.
The image shows Valentina standing totally naked while covering her breasts with one hand and arm, and snapping the photo in the mirror with her other hand. Jay meanwhile is seen with one arm around her crotch while peering around her waist to smile at the camera.
Shock: Male model Jay Alvarrez sparked outrage on Saturday when he posted this nude selfie taken with his girlfriend Valentina Fradegrada
It is not just the risque nature of the photo itself that has outraged his followers however, but also the incredibly sexual caption that was shared with the image – which was taken in Ibiza, where the two appear to be enjoying a vacation.
‘I wish you were my big toe so I could bang you on every piece of furniture in my house,’ he wrote.
Unsurprisingly – particularly given that Jay has over 6.3 million followers on the social media site – the image quickly began racking up comments, many of which slammed the model for ‘degrading’ his girlfriend and ‘treating her like an object’.
‘Sad how you brag this woman as an object. Sadder how she doesn’t know her value,’ one commenter wrote, while another said: ‘This is honestly disgusting and I feel so sorry for this girl lol.’
Another offered advice to Jay, and urged him to think more carefully about the things he is showing to his followers – while addressing the fact that a number of his most dedicated fans had tried to defend the saucy snap.
‘Speaking as a women// as mother // of very young boys I can understand the urging that many of your followers are trying to speak to you,’ she wrote.
‘Degrading’: Many people also took offense at the caption posted with the image, in which Jay referenced ‘banging’ his girlfriend on different furniture in his home
Risque: It is not the first naked photo that Jay has shared of Valentina on his account, having shared this saucy snap just days before the offending image was shared
Putting it out there: Both Jay and Valentina regularly post mode risque shots of their bodies on Instagram, where they have a combined following of over eight million fans
‘Recognize yourself as an influencer and understand the responsibility that you have. Your followers wouldn’t be commenting their disappointments unless they recognized something greater in you.
‘They are feeling a need in their lives, in their homes, and in their communities and want people they love and respect to them show it to the world. RESPECT WOMEN. STOP SHOWCASING THEIR BODIES FOR YOUR PROFIT. IT’S SELFISH.’
One person just added: ‘Simply degrading picture with a degrading caption.’
New York-based influencer Hannah Bronfman left a cutting comment on the photo, too, sarcastically writing: ‘So much class in this photo,’ while posting a head-in-hands emoji for emphasis.
The photo did, however, have a few fans, including actress Bella Thorne, who praised Valentina’s physique by writing: ‘Body insane.’
For the most part, the captions were incredibly negative, with many accusing Jay of using his girlfriend in order to gain attention and likes.
But despite the outrage, the male model has not apologized or taken the image down, although he did update his caption to add an unrepentant reference to the controversy, saying: ‘I cant believe anyone got offended by this. Next time I’ll [post] the video.’
Cheeky: Although Valentina regularly posts topless and naked photos of herself, many accused Jay of treating her ‘like an object’
Fighting back: The male model has not taken the photo down, but has addressed the controversy with a caption edit, expressing his surprise over the outrage
Jay may well be used to online controversy by now having been embroiled in his fair number of Instagram scandals.
Just last month, the male model revealed that scandal-ridden YouTuber James Charles had sent him a flirtatious DM to say he was ‘hot’, after the teen had been accused of trying to manipulate straight men into romances with him.
On his Instagram Stories, Jay shared a screengrab of the conversation he had with the James just a few months ago, while captioning the image, ‘People giving this kid [too] much props he got no game.’
James messaged the model first by saying, ‘hi daddy’. The conversation then continued with Jay complimenting James’ makeup skills before asking why he was sending him direct messages.
‘lmao you’re hot,’ the YouTuber responded to the message.
It was at this point that Jay made clear to James he was not interested, despite the YouTuber’s compliments.
‘Appreciate that my guy I’m as straight as could be,’ the model responded.
Quiet: Valentina has not yet commented on the controversy, but has continued to post regular content on her own Instagram page
Confident: The Italian model is known for baring her body on Instagram, and actually shot to fame after inventing the barely-there ‘upside down bikini’ (pictured)
Back in the day: Jay first shot to fame while he was dating fellow model and influencer Alexis Ren, however the pair broke up in 2016
It is not known when Jay and Valentina first started dating, although he first started posting videos and photos with her back in March of this year.
The relationship is certainly not the first high-profile romance Jay has been involved in. In fact, the male model first shot to fame as a result of his relationship with fellow model and influencer Alexis Ren, with the pair becoming something of an Instagram and YouTube sensation thanks to their lavish travel videos and photos.
However, Jay and Alexis, who went on to become a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and appear on Dancing With the Stars, endured a very bitter and very public break-up in 2016.
At the time, Alexis, now 22, size-shamed Jay while posting a furious rant about her ‘f**kboy ex’, telling her hundreds of thousands of followers that he had a ‘small d**k’.
He later fired back at his ex, branding her ‘bitter’ while posting a video of himself wearing a very tight pair of white briefs.
‘I got 99 problems and this ain’t one babi,’ he wrote, adding the hashtag #dontbebitter.
In a separate post, Jay took a more serious stance on his ex’s tweets, writing: ”Body shaming is never cool in any gender or situation… Making someone feel bad about how they naturally are is only showing your weakness.’