Georgia Steel slammed for promoting Dubai holiday giveaway as coronavirus pandemic rages on

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Georgia Steel has been criticised by fans for promoting a luxurious Dubai holiday giveaway across her social media.

The Love Island star, who recently showed off her incredible "Rachel from Friends" hair in a trendy '90s makeover, took to her Instagram feed to post a snap of herself to plug the £10,000 getaway.

The photo sees her posing on wooden stairs wearing a white crop top with jeans shorts while she holds up a passport. Half her body is blocked out by a pretend boarding pass, which reads: "Win a holiday to Dubai worth up to £10,000".

In the caption, the 22 year old told her 1.6million followers how the trip is valid for 24 months, ensuring it'll be valid for a long time despite the ongoing pandemic's impact on travel.

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The promotion offers one lucky winner and two friends to stay a week in a 5 star hotel with flights, transfers, spending money and experiences covered. All followers have to do is follow, tag their friends and share the post on their own Instagram stories.

The UK public are not allowed to travel unless it's for work purposes throughout the third national lockdown.

Georgia's post enraged many of her followers as one person wrote: "Are you for real how are you promoting a holiday to Dubai in the middle of a pandemic and basically telling people to put other people's health at risk you should be ashamed of yourself". [sic]

A second agreed: "Your actually promoting to travel to Dubai during a pandemic??!! Wtf". [sic]

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While a third added: "Does no one listen to corona". [sic]

But others came to the reality star's defence as one person explained: "it’s valid for 24 months ya donny. It’s a giveaway that can be used if/when the pandemic is over". [sic]

As a second chimed: "it’s valid for 24 months, u don’t have to go during the pandemic, chill," [sic] followed by a laughing emoji.

Scores of reality TV stars have swapped blighty for the warmer climes of Dubai in the UAE to "work" and have been using their social media pages to share updates from their trip in recent months.


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Their decision to go to Dubai sparked anger among many of their followers and their fans have expressed their frustration at the celebrities by unfollowing their accounts, The Sun recently reported.

Anton Danyluk, who has posted glimpses of his impressive hotel views, and dips in the pool with his 1million fans, is alleged to have lost 14,000 followers.

Laura Anderson sparked a backlash after claiming it was "really hard" to be an influencer and is now said to have lost 12,000 followers.

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Laura, who jetted off to the UAE just before New Year's Eve, asked her 1.4million fans not to comment on posts "if they don't have anything nice to say".

Other stars who are thought to have been unfollowed include Kaz Crossley, 27, who has reportedly lost 7,000 followers and Gabby Allen is said to have lost 2,000.

While Josh Ritchie may have lost 8,000 followers and TOWIE star James Lock, who is in Dubai with his girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, is believed to have lost 1,000 people from his followers.

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