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'Chernobyl' TV Show Has Apparently Turned Infamous Location Into Instagram Influencer Hot Spot

PRIPYAT, UKRAINE - AUGUST 19:  Tourists look at an abandoned ferris wheel in the ghost town of Pripyat not far from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on August 19, 2017 in Pripyat, Ukraine. On April 26, 1986 reactor number four exploded after a safety test went wrong, spreading radiation over thousands of square kilometers in different directions. Ukraine and Belarus are still challenged by the consequences of the accident, with huge swaths of territory that remain uninhabitable as well as ongoing health effects for their populations.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Like with most TV shows HBO puts out, the new miniseries Chernobyl--which premiered its fifth and final episode on June 3--has become extremely popular with viewers. So much so, that it's already the highest-rated TV series on IMDb, beating out the likes of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, and more fan-favorites. But beyond the network seeing major success with its production, Chernobyl has apparently inspired some questionable responses as well. Case in point: Instagram influencers are apparently all over the infamous location.

As Mental Floss reports, tourism in the Chernobyl exclusion zone has already risen by 35 percent as a result of the miniseries. Because it's been 33 years since the nuclear disaster occurred, people are allowed to visit the area surrounding the power plant. However, it's not safe to live there.

Now, influencers are visiting the location left and right, and Twitter user @komacore has compiled a few examples of their Instagram posts.

Yeah, a tad weird.

And if you head to the Chernobyl, Ukraine location tag on Instagram, you can browse through similar posts as the ones above. We're not sure if these people are getting paid to post content from the infamous spot, but it's still kind of chilling nonetheless.