RUSSIAN celebrity social media influencer twins have sparked outrage with footage showing them ordering sushi for a homeless man – just so they could win an iPhone.
Standing either side of the man’s wheelchair, they shamelessly feed the former construction worker for their video after labelling him a “poor thing”.
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.
But they went a step too far after shooting a distasteful video shoot for a competition called “We Care” (‘Nam ne vsio ravno ‘ in Russian).
It shows them walking down the street in their designer clothing when they apparently 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 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.”
Local media confirmed that the man is a genuine homeless person identified as Yuri Zasorin.
Apparently born in 1973 in Kazan, he was sent to a boarding school at the age of three and has no idea if he has any living relatives.
Zasorin is a former beekeeper who later found work on a construction site before losing his job and becoming homeless 28 years ago.
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 up for grabs included an iPhone XR, a PlayStation 4, an Apple Watch Series 4, and other expensive items.
The twins’ phoney video has been blasted by people who criticised it as being a cheap publicity stunt with no intention of genuinely helping the man.
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.”
Ivan Bakastov fumed: “So much hypocrisy in these forty two seconds.”
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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 times 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”.