'Love Island' star Gabby Allen faces intense backlash for posting bikini photo on Remembrance Day
The 26-year-old took down the picture but however reposted it in a few hours. Fans were upset with her for disrespecting the solemn occasion.
'Love Island' star Gabby Allen faced a lot of flak on the internet for posting a picture of herself in a bikini on a beach in Dubai on Remembrance Day on Sunday.
The Sun reports that the star uploaded the picture at 11 am GMT, during the Remembrance Day service when the entire country was observing a two-minute silence to honour the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in conflicts and will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Just as the silence began, Allen posted the picture of herself in a yellow thong and a lemon print bikini top while holidaying in Dubai, reports Daily Mail. The actress posed in what looked like a difficult split, her hair was tied in two braids enhancing her features. The caption read: "Life's pretty good and why wouldn't it be. I'm a pirate after all." But instead of admiring the picture, fans were quick to call out her blatant disrespect for such a solemn occasion.
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Fans put up comments such as, "Dead on 11 o'clock, nice respect!" Another one chimed in saying, "Stupidly thought you’d deleted pic out of respect lol." Somebody else said, "I stood still but all she could do was post a photo making it look like she wasn’t wearing anything on her bottom half. Respect was lost indeed. It makes me so angry"
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Gabby chose to delete the bikini picture after facing so much backlash but chose to repost it later. A few hours later, Gabby posted a picture of a remembrance poppy on Armistice Day, to honour military personnel who died in the war.
Some users defended her saying Dubai was in a different time zone which could possibly explain her actions, reports Mirror.
Gabby recently went public about her relationship with boyfriend Myles Stephenson. She revealed to fans that Myles and she were soon going to set off on a romantic getaway in December. The couple have already taken an important step forward in their relationship and moved in together. Allen, 26, is also a trained dancer and fitness instructor.
To commemorate Remembrance Day, other celebrities took to Instagram sharing some heartfelt posts. Piers Morgan put up a photo of war memorial from his home village that was surrounded by poppies. These poppies were installed to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in member states of the Commonwealth of Nations. On 11th of November every year, since the end of the First World War, citizens remember members of the armed forces who passed away in the line of duty.