Gemma Collins left gobsmacked as commuters flout coronavirus rules on London tube
Gemma Collins was left gobsmacked after receiving a video of one bustling London Underground station amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The reality TV personality, 39, revealed she was sent the video clip of Holborn station, which she posted on Twitter for further awareness on Tuesday.
It showed the extremely packed tube station full of people travelling to and from work, with commuters flouting PM Boris Johnson’s strict two-metre social distancing rule.
Gem was left puzzled by the video clip as people were hurrying up and down stairs and clambering into train carriages.
She wrote: “Huh [confused emoji] just been sent this of holborn station today.”
On Sunday the prime minister encouraged people returning to work to avoid public transport and to travel by car where possible.
In the wake of his announcement, the GC was blasted as “privileged” in relation to her celebrity title.
Some fans hit out at her for being seemingly insensitive to the fact people have no other option but to use public transport for work.
One wrote: “People have been told to go bk to work and many people do not have the option of their own travel, so that’s why public transport is so busy”
Another penned: “People still have to go to work. Check your privilege before you shame people who can’t work from home and rely on public transport.”
A third added: “Thats not very GC if you ask me”.
However, others agreed with Gem and argued there are ways to keep safe while travelling to work.
One hit back: “I’m 99.9% sure that she understand this, it’s got nothing to do with privilege!
“They’ve been told to wear masks, they’ve gone this long without the tube. They look like they don’t have a care in the world”.
While another shared: “Second wave is closely approaching.”
Mr Johnson was criticised for his vague plans to lift lockdown in England, including telling commuters to wear face coverings while they’re out and about, but stopping short of advising the use of medical-grade masks so vital PPE supplies can be kept for frontline staff.
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