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Laura Anderson offers to share insight of how 'hard' it is to be an influencer

She was forced to delete some of the comments on her recent sun-soaked bikini snaps after receiving backlash for sharing her exploits in Dubai.And

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She was forced to delete some of the comments on her recent sun-soaked bikini snaps after receiving backlash for sharing her exploits in Dubai.

And Laura Anderson hoped to offer her fans more of an understanding of what it’s like to be an influencer on Tuesday, as she insisted it is a ‘hard’ job to do.

The former Love Island star, 31, addressed the negativity on her Stories, as she admitted some would be put off becoming an influencer after learning the realities.  

The struggle is real: Laura Anderson hoped to offer her fans more of an understanding of what it's like to be an influencer on Tuesday, as she insisted it is a 'hard' job to do

The struggle is real: Laura Anderson hoped to offer her fans more of an understanding of what it’s like to be an influencer on Tuesday, as she insisted it is a ‘hard’ job to do

Amid mounting criticism towards influencers and reality stars who have jetted to abroad on ‘business trips’ to escape the strict UK lockdown, Laura said:   

‘This whole thing about everyone hating influencers, I’m just like f**k.. this is what I do for a job at the minute. I don’t want to feel c**p.  

‘I’m thinking maybe, would it be a good idea to give more of an insight into the reality of being an influencer.

‘I think a lot of young people might want to do ti, but you realise it’s not that great when you see the reality of it. I saw someone in my comments saying you’re on holiday, but when you’re working you’re not on holiday. 

Having her say: The former Love Island star, 31, addressed the negativity on her Stories, as she admitted some would be put off becoming an influencer after learning the realities

Having her say: The former Love Island star, 31, addressed the negativity on her Stories, as she admitted some would be put off becoming an influencer after learning the realities

Life's a beach: Moments later Laura filmed her sun-drenched surroundings as she arrived at White Beach club

Life’s a beach: Moments later Laura filmed her sun-drenched surroundings as she arrived at White Beach club

‘On holiday doesn’t mean just in the sun. I want people to understand then maybe they won’t get as annoyed, it’s not just right now, all the time.

‘I remember when Molly-Mae went into the villa everyone was like omg she’s an influencer, as it if was a negative thing. I thought it would be a good idea to give an insight so people don’t hate it as much and realise how hard it is.’ 

Moments later Laura filmed her sun-drenched surroundings as she arrived at White Beach club. 

In the comments section of her latest Instagram post, Laura explained that she travelled to Dubai so she could still earn money during the pandemic because she’s ‘not a millionaire’. 

Speaking out: Amid mounting criticism towards influencers and reality stars who have jetted to abroad on 'business trips' to escape the strict UK lockdown, Laura had her say

Speaking out: Amid mounting criticism towards influencers and reality stars who have jetted to abroad on 'business trips' to escape the strict UK lockdown, Laura had her say

Speaking out: Amid mounting criticism towards influencers and reality stars who have jetted to abroad on ‘business trips’ to escape the strict UK lockdown, Laura had her say

Caption: In the comments section of her latest Instagram post, Laura explained that she travelled to Dubai so she could still earn money during the pandemic because she's 'not a millionaire'

Caption: In the comments section of her latest Instagram post, Laura explained that she travelled to Dubai so she could still earn money during the pandemic because she's 'not a millionaire'

Caption: In the comments section of her latest Instagram post, Laura explained that she travelled to Dubai so she could still earn money during the pandemic because she’s ‘not a millionaire’

Defending the trip, Laura said: ‘I live alone in Glasgow with no family or friends close enough that are allowed to travel to me. So for my own mental health being in Dubai I can be around my family and friends that Still live here since I lived here for 8years prior to love island, I still call UEA home.’

‘I’m definitely not out and about everyday as I need to be on my laptop working & life here is strict but has loosened recently due to a lot worse restrictions than we endured at the start.’

‘Some of you may already know all of this or you may not or you may not care. Thanks for your energy, I can take the punching bag treatment most of the time and to be honest I’d rather be the person you gave out to.’

Sun-soaked: In her latest snaps, the Scottish beauty looked tanned and toned in a lilac, which she teamed with a black paisley print headscarf and oversized mirrored sunglasses

Sun-soaked: In her latest snaps, the Scottish beauty looked tanned and toned in a lilac, which she teamed with a black paisley print headscarf and oversized mirrored sunglasses

In her latest snaps, the Scottish beauty looked tanned and toned in a lilac, which she teamed with a black paisley print headscarf and oversized mirrored sunglasses.

Captioning the images, which showed her sitting aboard a boat, she wrote: ‘Really really thrilled not to have been [sick].’

Anticipating a slew of criticism, the erstwhile flight attendant concluded: ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say please do not comment.

She then posted a comment under her post, explaining that she was keeping a watchful eye on the reactions that came in, in a bid to purge the negative ones.

Laura wrote: ‘Guys I’m sorry to delete negative comments. Some have valid points but I can’t argue everyday. I’ve so much to say but I can’t win on such a fragile topic or speak for anyone other than myself. X’    

Soon after Laura’s latest ramblings on social media, Love Island star Olivia Attwood hit out at her Influencer pals for claiming they are ‘working’ in sunnier climes during the global pandemic.

As a long line of her Love Island co-stars and other Instagram influencers remain in Dubai, Olivia took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday from her Manchester home to criticise them for claiming they are working abroad.

Olivia’s video comes as it was revealed that travellers returning to the UK from the UAE will have to quarantine following a 52 per cent surge in the number of COVID -19 cases there – an undoubted shock for the influencer-packed city.

Had enough: Soon after Laura's latest ramblings on social media, Love Island star Olivia Attwood hit out at her Influencer pals for claiming they are 'working' in sunnier climes during the global pandemic

Had enough: Soon after Laura’s latest ramblings on social media, Love Island star Olivia Attwood hit out at her Influencer pals for claiming they are ‘working’ in sunnier climes during the global pandemic

Celebrating the first sunny day in her home city in weeks, Olivia joked she would have to go on holiday to shoot content for her 1.9m Instagram followers because of the lack of good weather. 

‘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,’ the tongue-in-cheek video began.

Later, Olivia elaborated, telling her followers: ‘Oh my god I sound like an actual hater. 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 from being able to earn money wherever you are are to being there for work,’ the star pointed out. 

Olivia explained that she has never pretended a holiday with her footballer fiancé Bradley Dack is a work trip, saying: ‘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.’ 

Olivia did admit she would be tempted to escape the gloomy UK weather and the ongoing lockdowns at some point though, explaining: ‘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.’

But she promised never to deceive her followers. ‘I just feel like it’s giving a whole load of people a bad reputation when actually some people have just gone away and put their hands up and been like ‘yeah I’m on holiday’.’

Rant: 'It's the constant "I'm working, not on holiday" shout. There is a difference from being able to earn money wherever you are are to being there for work,' the star pointed out

Rant: ‘It’s the constant ‘I’m working, not on holiday’ shout. There is a difference from being able to earn money wherever you are are to being there for work,’ the star pointed out

Sunnier climes: Olivia didn't name any specific influencers but told her followers that 'in the last 24 hours, people have legit been on their Stories going "you don't know how hard it is to be an Influencer"' (pictured Love Island star Amber Gill who is currently in Dubai)

Sunnier climes: Olivia didn’t name any specific influencers but told her followers that ‘in the last 24 hours, people have legit been on their Stories going ‘you don’t know how hard it is to be an Influencer” (pictured Love Island star Amber Gill who is currently in Dubai)

‘So many of my friends and family members are away and I’m just like you do you. 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.’

Touching on her own experiences over the past year, the blonde continued: ‘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.’

Tough: Olivia did admit she would be tempted to escape the gloomy UK weather and the ongoing lockdowns at some point though, declaring: I don't f**king blame you' (pictured Love Island star Francesca Allen who is currently in Dubai)

Tough: Olivia did admit she would be tempted to escape the gloomy UK weather and the ongoing lockdowns at some point though, declaring: I don’t f**king blame you’ (pictured Love Island star Francesca Allen who is currently in Dubai)

It was revealed this week that travellers returning to the UK from the UAE will have to quarantine following a 52 per cent surge in the number of COVID -19 cases there. 

New rules will require international travellers to come back negative after a PCR test before arriving in England. The rules will come into force from Friday.

From 4am on January 15, passengers arriving by boat, train or plane – including UK nationals – will have to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the country.

They will need to present proof of a negative test result – using a PCR test or on some occasions a LAMP or lateral flow test – to their carrier on boarding while the UK Border Force will conduct spot checks on arrivals.

At home: Olivia has remained at the Manchester home she shares with her footballer fiancé Bradley Dack, but has admitted it's been a struggle to shoot content for Instagram in the UK

At home: Olivia has remained at the Manchester home she shares with her footballer fiancé Bradley Dack, but has admitted it’s been a struggle to shoot content for Instagram in the UK

New arrivals who flout the rules will face a minimum £500 fine, while the operator who transported them will also be fined.

Passengers will still have to quarantine for 10 days regardless of their test results, transport minister Robert Courts said in a statement.

British nationals attempting to return home who test positive must not travel and must follow the local guidance in their host country, and contact the nearest consulate if they need support.

t comes as travellers returning to the UK from the UAE will have to quarantine following a 52 per cent surge in the number of Covid-19 cases there.

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al-Quwain, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah have been added to the UK’s quarantine list – meaning social media stars at the Middle Eastern holiday hotspot will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

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