A model who offered millions of voters oral sex if they voted ‘no’ to an Italian referendum claims her raunchy Instagram account was blocked over fears that she could influence the country’s upcoming general election.
Paola Saulino, 28, posts suggestive selfies and political messages on Instagram and has more than 430,000 followers, but she said the account has been suspended for political reasons.
The actress and glamour model gained global notoriety in 2016 when she promised to pleasure 19.4million voters if they voted against constitutional reforms in an Italian referendum.
She launched her Pompa Tour – which roughly translates as ‘pump’ – and performed the sex act on approximately 700 men across the country on her ‘mission of love’.
The Italian general election is scheduled for Sunday and Paola now claims that her Instagram account was suspended in case it influenced the vote.
“They blocked my Instagram official account just now because people reported me,” she told news sources. She said people are worried in case she announces another Pompa Tour that could sway the votes. “They are scared that I could influence the result of the votes again. They are scared that I might launch another Pompa Tour for this election,” she said.
Paola is now urging people to tweet the hashtag #unbanpaola to send a message to the social media network, owned by Facebook.
The movement, founded by a former comedian, which has called for Italy to drop the Euro and revert to a national currency, is leading in many polls.