MICHELLE Heaton has been forced to defend her huge online shop for her family and friends after being accused of stockpiling.
The singer, 40, came under fire from trolls as she took to Instagram yesterday to show off her haul amid the coronavirus lockdown – as people across the country have struggled to get their hands on basic items.
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But Michelle – who lives with husband Hugh Hanley and their kids Faith, eight, and Aaron, six, – posted a lengthy caption explaining her actions and revealed she ordered it over two weeks ago to help those in need around her.
She wrote: “The world is a hateful place sometimes..
“How dare people on social assume anything right now or what I do or don’t do for others: I booked my delivery two weeks ago!…
“For me my family and our two family friends who are currently in lock down high risk! I’m about to disinfect the lot and drop it to their door and keep ours for my family! We all need to do our bit absolutely!…”
She continued: “I just don’t feel the need to shout about it! But the haters hate and I can’t be bothered so here you go… the 'aren’t I amazing looking for praise post' if you all wanna do your bit too you can…
“I’m pretty sure the keyboard warriors are locked up with their cheese and wine telling everyone else what they expect while they are keeping themselves safe…
“Or, why not take a leaf outta @tulisasinstagram book if you really want to help the community.. #peace #stayhome if you can (unless of course helping others .: delivering food.. or Need help)!”
Just last week Michelle and her family were forced to self isolate after coming into contact with a neighbour who had coronavirus.
The public have now been told to remain indoors unless absolutely necessary in order to prevent further spreading the deadly bug.
The UK coronavirus death toll is now at 465 after 43 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
Among the latest fatalities is a 47-year-old with no underlying health conditions.
There were 28 deaths in England – meaning 414 have died in the country in total.
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