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Olivia Attwood Slams Love Islanders Who Jet Abroad And Moan Of 'Hard' Influencer Work

Olivia Attwood Slams Love Islanders Who Jet Abroad And Moan Of 'Hard' Influencer Work

Olivia Attwood has taken to social media to have a rant about celebrities jetting away during the pandemic, and painting their trips as 'hard work'.

The topic of celebs going away on 'business trips' during Covid-19 lockdown has been much discussed, with half of the Love Island and TOWIE cast seemingly in Dubai on their travels.

But Olivia said that what she takes issue with is celebs trying to pretend they are working hard while on holiday sunning themselves.

Taking to her Instagram stories, she said: "Some things I've seen legit over the past 24 hours are people on their stories saying how 'hard' it is.

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"People are losing their family members daily. They can't pay rent and their businesses they've worked their f***ing b******s off for are crumbling around them, and you're on the beach telling us 'you don't know how hard it is'."

She joked that it was difficult to be an influencer in rainy England, sarcastically adding: "Being an influencer is actually really hard and I can't create content for you guys here, so I am going to have to go on holiday but don't worry I will keep referring to it as 'work...'"

Olivia continued: "Oh my God I sound like an actual hater. Do you know what it is right, it's just this meme that's been going around which is making influencers - and it's not all of them it's only a few - look so bad.

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"It's the constant, 'I'm working, not on holiday' shout. There is a difference from being able to earn money wherever you are are to being on holiday for work."

The TV star said she had never pretended that a trip abroad with her fiancé, Bradley Dack, was a work trip.

Olivia spoke from her home in Manchester (Credit: Instagram/ Olivia Attwood)
Olivia spoke from her home in Manchester (Credit: Instagram/ Olivia Attwood)

"Whenever I go on holiday I'll post content which I can monetise," she said. "I'm still on holiday. I don't go 'Oh me and Brad have had the most amazing week in Portugal but don't worry I was flat out working'.

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"You just sound so stupid."

Olivia added that she wouldn't rule out a holiday in the future, explaining it was how celebs approached their trips which was annoying her.

"And on top of that you've got the ones going 'Oh we're all in this together, this is our struggle,'" she said.

"No it's not. You're on holiday and to be fair I don't f**king blame you. If this goes on for another six months I'm not going to say that I wouldn't potentially be tempted to take a trip, because I probably f**king would.

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"I just feel like it's giving a whole load of people a bad reputation when actually some people have just gone away and put their hands up and been like, 'Yeah, I'm on holiday'."

"So many of my friends and family members are away and I'm just like you do you.

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Olivia said she didn't think of her holidays as 'work' (Credit: Instagram/ Olivia Attwood)
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"Nothing about the way they've handled it has really triggered me but then some things in the last 24 hours, people legit on their Stories going 'you don't know how hard it is to be an influencer.'"

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While Olivia didn't say what she had seen that triggered her response, it came not long after fellow islander Laura Anderson complained that being an influencer was 'hard,' while sitting in the sun abroad.

"This whole thing about everyone hating influencers, I'm just like f**k...this is what I do for a job at the minute," Laura said on Insta recently.

"I don't want to feel c**p. I'm thinking, maybe, would it be a good idea to give more of an insight into the reality of being an influencer?"

She went on: "I think a lot of young people might want to do it, but you realise it's not that great when you see the reality of it.

"I saw someone in my comments saying you're on holiday, but when you're working you're not on holiday.

Laura Anderson previously complained being an influencer abroad was 'work' (Credit: Instagram/ Laura Anderson)
Laura Anderson previously complained being an influencer abroad was 'work' (Credit: Instagram/ Laura Anderson)

"On holiday doesn't mean just in the sun. I want people to understand then maybe they won't get as annoyed...it's not just right now, all the time.

"I remember when [Molly-Mae Hague] went into the villa everyone was like OMG she's an influencer, as it if was a negative thing!

"I thought it would be a good idea to give an insight so people don't hate it as much and realise how hard it is."

Refusing to name check Laura or any other stars, Olivia said she wasn't about to pretend that she had been through the worst of it during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I'm not saying my pandemic has been a genuine struggle, I still have a roof over my head," she went on.

"If I decide to bail out of this s**tshow in a few months, don't all hate on me. I'm not gonna say I'm never going away again, but I won't be telling you I'm going for work, I'm just gonna be honest."

Olivia told fans to be kind (Credit: Instagram/ Olivia Attwood)
Olivia told fans to be kind (Credit: Instagram/ Olivia Attwood)

She added the next day that she didn't want fans to troll anybody for what they say online, and suggested anybody irritated by influencers should just unfollow them instead.

"What I will quickly say is that after yesterday's rantings, my phone - I mean it literally nearly blew up in my hand," she said in another Insta story.

"So I think even though I was rambling, what I said is probably what a lot of people are thinking or feeling, that's what everyone said to me anyway. But I've said it now.

"But one thing I will say today, because I don't want to encourage any hateful behaviour, don't write mean messages.

"Yes they might be doing stuff that annoys you, yes they might be looking stupid, but ultimately, that's going to be their own downfall so you don't need to write them stupid messages. Just unfollow."

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Topics: Celebrity News, Love Island

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