A Belgian model has sparked controversy after posing naked in front of Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Now, her email has been bombarded with death threats.
In the controversial photo, she is captured sunbathing nude on a rooftop with the Western Wall in the background of the shot.
The Western Wall or Wailing Wall is an ancient limestone wall in the old city which was part of a Jewish temple expansion and a holy site where Jews go to pray.
It is seen as sacred holy site for Jews, Muslims and Christians.
Marisa Papen received the death threats against her and even her family after taking naked photos from the roof-top of a building in the ancient Middle Eastern city.
Marisa who spoke exclusively to The Sun Online said:
“My family and I have received death threats over the shoot.
My mailbox and Facebook page have been full of threats after this. I’ve learned how to deal with this kind of thing since being arrested in Egypt.
I’m not afraid, that’s what I told the photographer: ‘I’m ready to die for my art’.
Obviously I’m trying not to but for me it is my life and my goal to spread my message of freedom.
So if one day some crazy guy wants to kill me for what I’ve done then so be it.
My friends and my family especially were asking me ‘what have you done? They’re going to come and kill you!’
They are all really scared someone is going to attack me over this”.