Manicure using live ants sparks outrage over animal cruelty

Cheryl Kahla
Jan 17, 2019
05:30 A.M.
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Nail Sunny is a salon in Moscow that pushes the envelope when it comes to nail art and innovate design, but they may have gone too far.


Earlier this week, the salon shared a video clip of their latest design with their 1.8 million Instagram followers, infuriating netizens from all across the globe.

The clip shows live ants being sealed in hollow, clear acrylic nails, and the post received nearly a million views in under a week.

The caption reads: "No animals were harmed during the making of this video. [ant emoji] Ants in nails, yay or nay?"


Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. The shocking video clip can be seen below.

Due to the flack they received online, the account stated in another post that the ants were "left to breathe," even though the video doesn't explain how they were still breathing.

The video only shows the ants being freed, which defeats the point of encasing them in acrylic for the sake of art.

Twitter users expressed their rage and PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, said: "This is so disgusting, you can see them moving in there."


A user known only as Michelle added that she was repulsed by the new trend and added:

"When will we stop thinking that every living thing is there for our amusement? Why oh why can you get a manicure with ants trapped in the nails?"

Another user noted that the act of putting live ants in nails bother her so much. Besides the cruelty to the ants, she said it looks ugly too.


Sierra Marie Rowe said those who liked the pictures are dead to her, while Christina begged her followers to stop sharing the video because she had had enough.

Earlier this month, nose hair extensions emerged as the newest fashion craze. The look can be achieved by applying eyelash extensions to the nostril.

The trend was created by Gret Chen Chen on Instagram late last year and has made its way to top fashion and lifestyle websites.

If extended nose hair isn't for you, perhaps halo brows might be. The look can be recreated by painting a row of faux eyebrows above your normal eyebrows.

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