Instagram Rich Kid arrested for making a “spectacular” mistake selling Snakeskin Fashion
Stephanie Scolaro, 26 is an Instagram rich kid who have been branded “utterly self-centred” by a judge after she sold illegal python-skin fashion accessories, and she hit back saying: “I didn’t know it was cruel.
Stephanie Scolaro, 26, sold snakeskin baseball caps and bags on her website SS Python as well as her Instagram account, which has more than 85,000 followers, The Sun reported. She was arrested in her home in Marylebone, London, after importing £18,000 ($A32,400) worth of luxury goods into the UK.
she hit back at trolls and the judge’s comments and insisted that she
was used as an “advertising campaign” because of “who she is”.
The swimwear model claimed she had no idea pythons were endangered or shipping the goods to Britain was illegal and added: “It’s not as if I killed a snake.”
Scolaro, who is no longer working, also said she wouldn’t have started her business if she had known it was “cruel”.
told The Sun Online: “Obviously I was very stressed out and I think I
was used an advertising campaign by the wildlife crime unit.
“I’ve been portrayed as an animal killer when I’m not. Loads of people walk around London wearing fur, but that’s not who I am.
“I think it’s just because I have a lot of followers and because of my lifestyle.
are people saying luxury lifestyle? It’s not luxury. I post
aesthetically beautiful pictures online — I’ve chosen to live the way I
live and travel.
“I’m being bullied; people are calling me trash and saying I should’ve gone to jail.
“I feel like I’ve been singled out but people need to accept that people make mistakes, I’m human like everyone else — no one is perfect.”
Scolaro, whose sister appeared on UK reality TV show Rich Kids Of Instagram, said she “didn’t sleep much” as the court case “dragged on”.
She admitted being “young” and “naive” when she set up her brand at the age of 23.
Judge Michael Gledhill QC blasted her, saying: “I take the view that
this is a young woman who, for all sorts of different reasons, is
utterly self-centred — her entire life is utterly centred around
Scolaro hit back: “The judge today said I’m self-centred
but that’s not me at all. I’m not self-centred, I’ve always gone out of
my way to help people.
“The funny thing is I’ve always been an animal lover, I would never harm a fly. I’ve always been against animal cruelty.
“I didn’t even know they were endangered species. If I would’ve known it was animal cruelty, or they were endangered, I wouldn’t have done it.
‘FELT LIKE I WAS BEING JUDGED’
“I think the whole is harsh because I would never voluntary go out of my way go and buy anything that is endangered.
“I thought the judge’s comments were a bit personal and felt like I was being judged as a character.
“I’ve been judged; I’ve been portrayed in a different light. This would have been different if it was someone else.
“If it was someone with no followers or a man in his 40s who is not so popular on social media, it would have been different.
“I was naive and want to apologise for what I did.
“I feel like I’ve been completely singled out and it’s like I’m an advertising campaign.”