‘Feel free to unfollow me’: Defiant Pia Miller hits back after being criticised for sharing sponsored Instagram posts during the coronavirus pandemic
Pia Miller has promised to continue sharing sponsored content on Instagram amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, the former Home and Away actress told fans to unfollow her if they had a problem with her posts, just two days after she was criticised for sharing a sponsored selfie for Pantene shampoo.
‘I will continue to use this platform in coming days, weeks, months, foreseeable future to support and remain engaged with businesses and companies, big and small, that I feel so fortunate to still have a working relationship and/or association with,’ she wrote on Instagram.
Hitting back: Pia Miller promised to continue sharing sponsored content on Instagram amid the coronavirus pandemic in a defiant post on Friday
‘If it is a bother to you, please feel free to unfollow. Stay safe,’ she added.
Pia’s defiant post comes after she was slammed for promoting Pantene on Thursday.
After posting a glamorous selfie to plug the hair care brand, one furious fan commented: ‘People are dying but Pia’s hair looks nice – get real!’
Quick to hit back, Pia, 36, explained that she was using her large platform on social media to support businesses amid the current economic downturn.
‘Feel free to unfollow’: The former Home and Away actress told fans to unfollow her if they had a problem with her posts
‘I am well aware of our heartbreaking and catastrophic global situation, it has been on my heart and mind every minute of every day,’ she responded.
‘Thank you for pointing that out. Businesses are also closing, people are losing jobs and our economy is rapidly declining,’ Pia continued.
‘I am fortunate to have the opportunity on this platform today to support the businesses that I believe in and work alongside during this difficult time.’
‘People are dying!’ Pia was slammed by a furious fan for sharing a sponsored post on Instagram (pictured) during the current coronavirus pandemic this week
Pia’s fans were quick to defend her, with one writing: ‘Queen. Handled that in the most classy and factual way.’
Another commented: ‘Ignore the insecure and jealous small minds that felt the need to use the pandemic to insult you.’
Pia, who is best known for starring on Home and Away from 2015-2018, currently boasts 740,000 followers on Instagram.
‘Our economy is rapidly declining’: The glamorous actress explained that she was helping to support the declining Australian economy with her sponsored Pantene post
Compared to many other celebrities with large social media followings, she only shares sponsored content occasionally, preferring to use the platform to post photos of her life and family instead.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness accompanied by fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.
The spread of the disease, which began in Wuhan, China, has seen over 220,000 cases worldwide and more than 8,900 fatalities.
Social media star: Pia, who is best known for starring on Home and Away from 2015-2018, currently boasts 740,000 followers on Instagram