Fergie slammed for ‘inappropriate’ Athens hotel post following wildfire tragedy

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

She’s the former royal people love to hate, and Sarah Ferguson has come under attack from trolls after she posted a snap of her luxury accommodations during her recent stay in Athens.

Following a week of tragedy that’s seen wildfires burn through coastal resorts and suburbs around Athens, with a death toll of 91, the duchess was slammed for gushing about her recent stay at the Marriott Hotel.

“Staff and customer service excellent… atmosphere superb, very comfortable, a great place for a stay in Athens,” she tweeted and posted on Instagram.

Sarah has been slammed for a social media post about her recent stay at the Marriott in Greece. Photo: Getty

Social media trolls were quick to jump on Fergie’s comments, claiming her review of the five-star hotel was in bad taste given the timing of events.

“Tactful, not!” slammed one commenter. “In the name of heaven! Do you not see the news!”

“Wild fires killing scores only a few miles from here and all she can talk about is the luxury hotel… glad to see her judgement has improved,” wrote another.

“Just a tad inappropriate and disappointing,” blasted one follower.

The Duchess of York has been in Greece, with some speculating she may have been paid for her gushing reviews. Photo: Twitter

With Sarah steadfastly refusing to take down the posts, which also included a snap of the famous Acropolis, others have leapt to her defence, saying the royal, who is mum to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, is simply doing her best to promote tourism in the wake of tragedy.

“I hope you whiny critics realize you are only drawing negative attention to yourselves,” wrote one supporter. “Sarah was trying to point out something positive. Shame on you negative nancys.”

The duchess had earlier shared a tweet, posing alongside Greece Minister of Tourism, Elena Kountoura, sharing her condolences.

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