Clint Eastwood’s daughter burns $100k bag, gets death threats

18-year-old Francesca Eastwood causes outrage after destroying $100,000 bag

Clint Eastwood’s model daughter Francesca has received death threats after burning a Hermes bag worth $100,000 (£64,000).

The 18-year-old destroyed the luxury Hermes Birkin bag during a photoshoot for her photographer boyfriend Tyler Shields.

In the expensive stunt, Eastwood was seen biting the bag in a game of tug of war before setting it alight and cutting it in half with a chainsaw.

Made of red crocodile skin, the handbag is one of the most sought after accessories in the world and wealthy customers are normally required to join long waiting lists.

According to The Daily Mail, a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes also perished in the shoot.

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The risky stunt was shown on Eastwood’s reality TV show ‘Mrs. Eastwood and Company’ and has not gone down well with the recession-hit general public.

Outraged viewers immediately started sending abusive messages to the model via Facebook and Twitter, including death threats.

One said: “Wow.... The $100k wasted on this pointless shoot could of been used to benefit a number of charities or ppl in real need. Just crazy,” [sic] and “This is not art at all its just plain stupidity! Rich girls with nothing better to do than burn money”.

Another was: "You should kill urself, ungrateful b***h – wasted money when families can't eat."

Francesca didn’t seem too bothered by the uproar. Speaking to TMZ she said that she was expecting some people to be shocked, but didn’t anticipate the overwhelmingly volatile response.

“People just don't understand art,” she said.

Photographer Shields is famous for his controversial pictures and has previously shot the likes of heiress Tamara Ecclestone ironing money and actress Emma Roberts finding a Barbie doll snorting cocaine.

Eyebrows were raised when the notoriously stern Clint Eastwood showed up in the reality TV show 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company', which follows the 'Unforgiven' star's wife Dina and their family.