Vanessa Hudgens has been criticised for posing on the streets of Edinburgh during an outing – while on a break from filming.
The High School Musical actress is currently in the Scotland for shooting for the latest instalment of Netflix’s Princess Switch movies.
Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old blessed fans with a string of photos, as she posed in front of Forth Bridge – despite the country being under strict lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Hi, I’m Vanessa and I love bridges and scrunchy socks. Lol,’ she captioned the upload.
However, some fans were upset that she had been out and about on the streets of Edinburgh, due to lockdown rules.
Currently, there is a temporary lockdown in place across mainland Scotland, with everyone advised to stay home where possible.
The regulations state: ‘Film and TV production can continue operating at all levels and under these further restrictions, but should be done with the minimum number of people needed to operate safely and effectively and in compliance with all relevant Scottish Government and industry safe working guidance.’
Upset followers quickly flocked to Twitter to vent about her actions.
‘Vanessa Hudgens visiting the Forth Road Bridge while Edinburgh residents aren’t allowed to travel more than 5 miles from their homes,’ one wrote.
‘Vanessa Hudgens if I recall Scotland is on lockdown and apparently you’re in Scotland,’ another penned. ‘The f**k you do wondering around being a tourist get your booty indoors and stay there.’
A fan said: ‘Not Vanessa Hudgens looking like a tourist in Scotland despite the fact there is a tight lockdown with a Stay at Home mandate in place…’
‘Vanessa Hudgens please get out of my country,’ a Twitter user urged. ‘We are in the middle of a pandemic. Stop spreading it bestie we don’t want any more.’
One said: ‘Vanessa Hudgens posting a photo with the Forth Road Bridge in the back killed me off today.
‘Get that she’s working on a film and that, but Jesus Christ we’re all grounded by the government and she just prancin about getting pics for the gram like we’re not still in a pandemic [sic].’
However, others rushed to defend Vanessa, reminding others that TV shows and films are able to go ahead despite the guidelines.
‘She’s filming a movie. And I’m sure all of the cast and crew are being safe and keeping their distance,’ a social media user posted. ‘As long as their doing that, it’s fine.’
‘She’s filming a movie , the majority of films and tv shows being filmed are still allowed to go ahead even with our lockdown,’ another agreed. ‘Same as some sports.’
‘To be absolutely fair I read she’s there filming a new one of those Princess films for Netflix,’ a fan added.
Vanessa previously caused a stir at the beginning of the pandemic, when she addressed the global health crisis on an Instagram live session last March.
Speaking of the initial restrictions, she told fans: ‘I’m sorry, but like, it’s a virus, I get it, like, I respect it.
‘But at the same time I’m like, even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible but like, inevitable?’
The star sparked outrage with her words, and was later forced to apologise, penning a lengthy statement on both her Twitter and Instagram pages.
‘I’m so sorry for the way I have offended anyone and everyone who has seen the clip from my Instagram live yesterday,’ she began.
‘I realise my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now.
‘This has been a huge wake up call about the significance my words have, now more than ever.
‘I’m sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time.’