Laura Anderson and other Love Island stars face severe backlash for how they’ve been earning money during the lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world, and millions have lost their lives, businesses, and jobs. These are the reasons why many are lashing out at Love Island stars who are earning obscene amounts of money for every Instagram post they put up.
Love Island is a reality dating show which got rebooted on TV after a decade. The couples must compete with each other, and the winners get fifty-thousand pounds. However, the show’s stars are very popular amongst their fans, so many become models or social media influencers. The most popular of the show’s stars manage to earn a lot of money per Instagram post because of sponsors and their follower base. The job, on the other hand, doesn’t fall under the “essential” category. Yet, these famous personalities have found a way to bypass lockdown rules. As a result, the online community hasn’t been kind to them.
Laura Anderson, the former Love Island star, has spoken against her critics by saying that life as an influencer is tough. The model is soaking up the sun on beaches in Dubai, going to fancy restaurants, and generally enjoying a very privileged life on her Instagram. She claimed that she didn’t like people hating on influencers and that no one knew how hard life is. Life may indeed be difficult. Whether you’re well-off or live more modestly, everyone faces challenges. However, sensitivity is something that needs to be kept in mind. At a time when people are losing their homes, jobs, businesses, and even loved ones, you can’t claim a tough life if you’re making a fortune for posting a picture.
On Laura’s Instagram, you can see her posing on sunbeds, eating fancy dinners, and taking limo rides. It hardly looks like a difficult life. When Laura Anderson and her fellow influencer models’ earnings were revealed, it shocked the online community and celebrities. Anderson earned 3113 pounds per Instagram post. On the other hand, according to a digital marketing agency, PilotFish Media, Chloe Ferry raked in 6508 pounds for each of her posts. Sophie Kasaei brings in 4395 pounds per post, while Love Islander Anton Danyluk banks 2244 pounds for every picture posted. Laura Anderson and the other models got heavily criticized for finding a loophole in the UK’s lockdown travel law.
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, and deaths, the UK implemented a law that stated that only essential workers could travel abroad. However, the former Love Island stars and other social media models made their way to Dubai. People were confused about how soaking up the sun, taking boat rides, and partying qualified as “essential work.” It seemed like a very pretentious and insensitive gesture in the face of a global calamity that damaged millions of people’s lives. Daily Star tried to get a comment out of all the people who were “working” in Dubai. Anton Danyuluk’s agent was the only one who responded by saying that Danyuluk was in Dubai for a business venture. The other influencers refused to comment.