Katie Price has taken aim at influencers travelling to Dubai during the coronavirus pandemic, and says they should get proper jobs.
Stars such as Georgia Harrison, Chloe Ferry and Laura Anderson have been criticised recently for travelling abroad and claiming it is for ‘work’ purposes when fans are convinced they are simply on holiday.
Home Secretary Priti Patel also called out influencers for finding ways to get around grey areas with travel restrictions.
Sharing her thoughts on the controversy, Katie said on Fubar Radio: ‘It’s bulls*** really.
‘For me, I would rather be at home and do things properly. You’ve got people out there who’ve lost their jobs, got no money, who are depressed.
‘[People] thinking about how they are going to get out of this hole, how are they going to find another job. What they don’t need is people – and no disrespect – going out to Dubai, making out they’re an influencer because they’ve had five minutes on a show or something, rubbing it in their face.’
Hitting them where it hurts, Katie fumed: ‘They’re not even celebs.’
The former glamour model continued: ‘Like, who gives a s***? I wish everyone would unfollow them all and really do a job and work, it’s just unfair.’
Katie, 42, went on to explain how she could easily ‘find ways to fly out’ but has sacrificed her own desire for an exotic holiday so as not to ‘rub it in anyone’s face because it’s out of order’.
‘You’ve got to live and breathe what you’re going through. We all want a holiday. You’ve got to accept what’s happening,’ she stated.
Elsewhere in the interview, Katie revealed she’s been sober for a year after kicking drinks and drugs following her stint in The Priory.
The reality star isn’t the only celebrity calling out Dubai influencers – former Love Island star Olivia Attwood took aim at those complaining that their social media jobs were hard during the pandemic.
In the House of Commons last month, Patel condemned influencers for ‘showing off’ on social media about their travel antics.
‘We see plenty of influencers on social media showing off about which parts of the world that they are in, mainly in sunny parts of the world,’ she said.
‘Going on holiday is not an exemption.’
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