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Hard-partying Instagram model slammed as ‘worst show-off’ for seeking ‘best resort in the Maldives’ despite COVID lockdowns
KNEWZ.COM|Connor Mannion UPDATED
An Instagram influencer who was one of many slammed for her pandemic jaunt to Dubai is being criticized again for imploring her followers to tell her about the best resorts in the Maldives.
According to The Sun, Instagram influencer Mia Sully — who boasts 172,000 followers — posed the question about the Maldives amid Dubai’s recent travel bans due to an influx in coronavirus cases.
The move comes about a week after the UK government added the UAE to a “red list” — banning direct flights from the country, which had become a haven for wealthy influencers fleeing lockdown in Britain.
One posted online about the news of the UK’s travel ban that means they can no longer fly home, saying: “Oh what a shame.”
Dubai closes all bars and clubs days after influencers and celebs mocked UK travel banThe Daily Star
Prior to Dubai closing down it party spots, a number of Instagram influencers currently ensconced there mocked the decision and indicated they were happy to be stranded in Dubai, but are now indicating they are looking for further vacation spots like in the Maldives.
According to The Financial Times, influencers looking to abandon Dubai comes as coronavirus cases have nearly quadrupled in the city, with many blaming unmasked parties seen on many influencers’ social media pages.
“The new year shenanigans in Dubai were an obvious superspreader event. After that, cases have gone up quickly and we have the new variant too,” one expatriate doctor told FT.
Despite the pandemic pain, Dubai and the UAE is continuing to welcome visitors who present negative PCR tests before boarding flights to the country and the country is currently undertaking a largely successful vaccination drive.
Covid-19 cases have quadrupled since November to almost 4,000 a day.
One London social media influencer, Klaudia Zakrzewska, previously claimed anyone criticizing her was simply “jealous” and that she was trying to make a living during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think the haters back home who are kicking off about influencers abroad are just jealous,” she told The Sun.
“Try to find different skills away from your traditional job and try to better yourself rather than sitting at home looking at everyone else who is doing something with their lives and saying ‘oh they shouldn’t be doing that,’” she continued.
A large portion of social media influencers responding to criticism of traveling to locales like Dubai during the pandemic have theorized it stems from jealousy.
Embattled Instagram model fires back at ‘jealous’ critics of her Dubai vacation, says they should ‘get off the sofa’Knewz.com
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