Rich twins slammed over staged Instagram video of them

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Standing either side of the man’s wheelchair, they are seen feeding the former construction worker for their video after labelling him a “poor thing”, The Sun reported.

Twin sisters Adelya and Alina Fatkheev, 24, have previously made international headlines, as they regularly post saucy snaps of themselves living the high life in private jets or on fancy yachts online for their social media followers.

The twin sisters buy a homeless man sushi in a shameless publicity stunt. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

The twin sisters buy a homeless man sushi in a shameless publicity stunt. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

But they caused outrage after showing themselves pretending to be concerned about the man named Yuri Zasorin. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

But they caused outrage after showing themselves pretending to be concerned about the man named Yuri Zasorin. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

But their latest footage has sparked outrage and was branded “distasteful” after it emerged they were filming the video for a competition called “We Care” (or “Nam ne vsio ravno” in Russian).

It shows the pair walking down the street in their designer clothing when they suddenly spot a homeless man in a wheelchair.

Feigning concern, in a carefully synchronised move they then turn to each other and say, “Poor thing, he probably hasn’t eaten for a long time.”

The glamorous twins then appear to make a phone call to a restaurant.

And the next scene shows a Yandex Food deliveryman turning up with a tray of sushi and a set of chopsticks.

They’ve previously made international headlines and regularly post saucy snaps of themselves. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

They’ve previously made international headlines and regularly post saucy snaps of themselves. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

Twin sisters Adelya and Alina Fatkheev are celebrity social media influences in Russia. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

Twin sisters Adelya and Alina Fatkheev are celebrity social media influences in Russia. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

They then stand either side of the homeless man, in his wheelchair, feeding him Japanese maki before then handing him the tray, and leaving him to eat it himself.

The video ends with him praising the twins, saying: “Everyone knows that there are good people who can help.”

CHEAP STUNT

Local media confirmed the man is a homeless person identified as Yuri Zasorin.

He was born in 1973 in Kazan and was sent to a boarding school at the age of three. He is unaware if he has any living relatives.

Mr Zasorin is a former beekeeper who later found work on a construction site before losing his job and becoming homeless 28 years ago.

The twins have been blasted by people who criticised the video for being a cheap publicity stunt. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

The twins have been blasted by people who criticised the video for being a cheap publicity stunt. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

They have regularly made headlines, including when they were seeking a ‘rich husband’ to share. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

They have regularly made headlines, including when they were seeking a ‘rich husband’ to share. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

He ended up in a wheelchair in 2013 after sleeping rough and suffering massive frostbite to his legs.

Despite being homeless, he gets a small disability pension, although this is not enough to get him off the streets.

The twins’ video appears to have been staged as an entry for the “We Care” competition organised by an association called the Youth of Tatarstan.

Prizes included an iPhone XR, a PlayStation 4, an Apple Watch Series 4, and other expensive items.

Posting shots of their wealthy lifestyle, they share pictures of themselves travelling and wearing designer clothes. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

Posting shots of their wealthy lifestyle, they share pictures of themselves travelling and wearing designer clothes. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

The twins have an Instagram following of 176,000. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

The twins have an Instagram following of 176,000. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

The twins’ video has been blasted by people who criticised it as being a cheap publicity stunt with no intention of genuinely helping the man.

Social media user Dmitrii Taran’ said: “These twins are so divorced from real life that they do not even understand how the poor can be helped.”

Another commented: “These hens don’t give a damn about this homeless man, they wanted to get an iPhone, not help a person.”

“So much hypocrisy in these forty two seconds,” said a third.

They live in Kazan, Moscow. Picture: adelalinka_life/Instagram

They live in Kazan, Moscow. Picture: adelalinka_life/InstagramSource:Instagram

The comments on twins’ Instagram page — where they had originally posted the video — were later disabled but the footage remains online.

It’s not the first time they’ve made headlines.

In 2017, the sisters claimed they were looking for a “disgustingly rich” husband for them to share, adding suggestively that they “do everything together”.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission