Katie Price has launched a scathing attack on influencers travelling to Dubai during the pandemic, urging people to unfollow them on social media.
Certain online influencers have faced heavy criticism in recent weeks, after many flocked to Dubai – where Covid restrictions are much more relaxed – claiming that they were on work trips to post paid partnership content.
Current rules put in place by the UK government mean people are not permitted to travel unnecessarily, including foreign trips, unless their journey is deemed essential.
Katie was asked about the situation during an appearance on Fubar Radio, and in true Pricey style, she did not hold back with her thoughts.
“It’s bullshit really,” she told Access All Areas hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng.
“For me, I would rather be at home, do things properly. The thing is, you’ve got people out there who’ve lost their jobs, got no money, who are depressed, mentally depressed thinking, how are they going to get out this hole? How are they going to find another job?
“And what they don’t need is people, 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.”
Katie continued: “They’re not even celebs. Who gives a shit, like I wish everyone would unfollow them all and really do a job and work. It’s just unfair.”
The former Loose Women panellist said she could “find ways” to fly out if she wanted to, but said: “I’m not going 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.
“Don’t get me wrong, we all want a holiday, course we do. But, no, I’m not into that. You’ve got to accept what’s happening. Live it and breathe it together.”
“There’s a difference between being able to earn money from wherever you are and being on holiday for work,” she said in a video posted on her Instagram Story.
“Whenever I go on holiday, I will post content which I can monetise. I’m still on holiday, I don’t go, ‘Oh me and [my boyfriend] Brad have had the most amazing week in Portugal but don’t worry, I was flat out working’. You just sound so stupid.
“And on top of that you have got the ones going, ‘Oh we are all in this together, this is our struggle’.
“No it’s not, you are on holiday.”
Katie’s full interview airs on Thursday at 6pm on Fubar Radio.