When the 27-year-old shared a photo supporting Anti-Slavery Day, her Instagram followers hit out at the inclusion of a designer handbag...
Millie Mackintosh has come under fire for her latest Instagram post.
But to be fair, the 27-year-old was only trying to raise awareness of an important world issue.
Basically, Millie shared a photo to highlight Anti-Slavery Day yesterday, promoting a collaboration between the movement and luxury fashion label Beulah London.
She did this by sharing an image of a newly-released tie, which was made by and supports vulnerable women.
The ex-Made In Chelsea star captioned the image: ‘Today is #AntiSlaveryDay and @beulahlondon have launched this special tie.
‘Each tie has been block printed and and sewn by vulnerable and trafficked women in Kolkata, providing them with a sustainable, alternative livelihood and chance to rebuild their lives with #KeyToFreedom.
‘Each tie will provide employment for one woman, for one day, helping them on their journey to freedom. Go get your tie! #LoveBeulah.’
So far so innocent, right? But unfortunately, Millie ended up being criticised for how she styled her tie.
She’d placed it around an expensive Chanel bag, which some people found a little ironic.
Comments included: ‘Antislavery + Chanel???? Are you kidding,’ and: ‘On a bag that’s about £4,000! Haha couldn’t make this s*** up!’
Others were a little kinder, with one writing: ‘Just because a person advocates antislavery doesn’t mean they can’t like Chanel handbags.’
Hmm. It seems Millie took note of the messages – she ended up disabling her comments before deleting the post altogether.
But TBH, we always think it’s commendable when a celebrity helps raise awareness of an issue close to their heart.
While Millie’s method may have been a little controversial, it’s still great that she’s putting her star power to good use. Atta girl.
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