A social media influencer has drawn criticism for her latest set of Instagram posts.

Bethany Baird, who runs the religious lifestyle website Girl Defined alongside her sister, has been posting a series of images from a trip to Austria.

Alongside one of the posts, Bethany wrote about the "sobering" time she spent at World War II sites, especially with family that lived in Austria at the time.

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"With family that lived in Austria and were directly impacted by the war, I have a special interest in learning about what they went through."

She posed by the grave
She was visiting Austria

An an earlier post, she showed her followers a family home in the town of Saalfelden - including a snap of her by the grave of Hans Großlercher.

He was mayor of the town during the War and a Nazi - he is also Bethany's relative, thought to be her great-grandfather.

Bethany wrote: "First day in Austria!!! I am so so so excited to be back in Saalfelden, Austria.

"My Nana grew up in this house and this adorable Austrian town. I love that the house is still in the family!"

The posts have drawn criticism on Twitter , with one writing: "Caroline is nothing - today, we had evangelical influencers who learned about what her family 'went through living in Austria during WWII.

Pewdiepie was surrounded by controversy

"Her great-grandfather was the mayor from 1938 - 1945 and was a literal Nazi.

"I CAN'T."

By "Caroline", the user was referring to Caroline Calloway, a controversial influencer who angered fans when it was revealed she doesn't write her own famed Instagram captions.

欧洲杯外围盘口 has approached Bethany Baird for further comment.

Bethany is not the first influencer to draw criticism for such a subject.

Swedish YouTube megastar PewDiePie, who has over 100 million subscribers, cause a stir by posting antisemitic jokes and Nazi imagery.

He was dropped by Disney as a sponsor back in 2017 after he had posted a series of videos which included offensive rhetoric.

One involved him paying two men to hold up a sign reading: "Death to all Jews."

Pewdiepie - real name Felix Kjellberg - was also advocated by the Christchurch shooter in New Zealand.

The terrorist shot dead 51 people and live streamed the massacre, telling viewers to "subscribe to Pewdiepie."