'Beyond ignorant': Reality star roasted for coronavirus hen party face mask gag

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! star Charlotte Crosby has been slammed online after appearing to mock the coronavirus in a hen party post. 

The 29-year-old former Geordie Shore star is currently in Dubai, where she surprised her friend with a hen do reveal, uploading a series of snaps to her Instagram showing her and her mates wearing face masks that read ‘Bali B*****s”, meaning the gang is likely on their way there soon.

Charlotte Crosby uploaded this snap to her Instagram account, sparking outrage. Photo: Instagram/Charlotte Crosby
Charlotte Crosby has since deleted most of the negative comments from her Instagram. Photo: Instagram/Charlotte Crosby

However, within minutes of uploading the photos, fans of the reality star expressed their disgust at the gag in light of the fact that nearly 3,500 coronavirus deaths have been recorded so far worldwide. 

“This is just poor taste” one person commented, while another said: “This is just beyond ignorant.”

Charlotte seems to have deleted many of the negative comments from her Instagram account, leaving up others from fans who thought it was hilarious. 

“Coronigirls”, one person simply said, while another said: “That first pic be me tryna escape the coronavirus”.

Charlotte and her friends donned masked that read "Bali B*****s". Photo: Instagram/Charlotte Crosby
Charlotte is currently in Dubai, where she surprised her bride-to-be friend with the news that the crew are heading to Bali for her hen party. Photo: Instagram/Charlotte Crosby

Charlotte and Ryan split

Charlotte hit headlines in Australia last month when she revealed that her short-lived romance with fellow I’m A Celebrity campmate, Ryan Gallagher, had fizzled out. 

The Geordie Shore star admitted that despite the pair’s sizzling chemistry, she wasn’t ready for a serious relationship and so cut off things with the former Married at First Sight groom.

The British star told 10 Daily the breakdown of her long-term relationship that preceded the show meant she couldn’t face the prospect of diving into an equally serious situation.

Charlotte announced last month that she has split from Ryan Gallagher. Photo: Channel 10

"When me and Ryan came out of the jungle I made no secret that I had been in a very long relationship and I wasn't ready to jump into another one,” she told the publication.

"I still wasn't looking for something serious, he's at a stage in his life where he is - so we came to a mutual decision that we'd just cool it off.”

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