Love Island's Olivia Attwood slams influencers for saying they're 'working abroad'

Daniella Scott
·2-min read
Photo credit: Olivia Attwood - Instagram
Photo credit: Olivia Attwood - Instagram

From Cosmopolitan

Love Island star Olivia Attwood has taken to Instagram to hit out at influencers who say they're working abroad, saying they should be honest about being on holiday, rather than telling followers it's for work.

Taking to her Stories, Attwood began with a tongue-in-cheek comment pretending to be another influencer, "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'," she said sarcastically.

"Oh my god I sound like an actual hater," she continued. "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."

"It's the constant 'I'm working, not on holiday' shout. There is a difference [between] being able to earn money wherever you are to being there for work. Whenever I go on holiday I'll post content which I can monetise.

"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.' You just sound so stupid," she added.

Photo credit: Olivia Attwood - Instagram
Photo credit: Olivia Attwood - Instagram

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

"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'.

"People are losing their family members daily, people can't pay their rent, people's life-long businesses are crumbling around them and you're on your Stories on the beach telling us we don't know how hard it is?"

Photo credit: Olivia Attwood - Instagram
Photo credit: Olivia Attwood - Instagram

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

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