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The trip has been branded ‘selfish’ and unnecessary by critics, but Laura Anderson continued to post updates from her Dubai holiday.
Insisting that the trip is "business", the Love Island star managed to escape the UK despite the national lockdown.
The 31 year old checked in to the exclusive Andrea's Beach Club where she captioned her photo to say she ‘misses the gym’.
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Meanwhile, the UK went into a full national lockdown and ordered the public to stay at home while Laura relaxed by the pool in the Emirate state.
Despite Laura mentioning gym closures in her post, fans branded her post "tone deaf".
She wrote: "I never thought I’d say this but I just want to go to the gym…It took last year to make me (and I’m sure a few of you) eventually realise how important it is to keep our bodies moving!
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"I’m very new to any sort of training so I can’t even begin to imagine how all consistent gym goers feel without their normal endorphin release yet again. I know a lot of men out there in particular are struggling .
"Hopefully we can all try something new and pull through the now for our minds sake more than anything!"
One of her followers shot back: "Your very lucky that's all your worried about I haven't seen my kids and grandkids in weeks. People losing their loved ones. Be grateful for what you have and think of others at this hard time."
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Another follower shared their thoughts on her post with a lengthy reply.
They said: "Gyms are open in Dubai … Pulling together would have been not travelling through a pandemic and then writing utter s**t about pulling together. What planet do all of you live in because its a tone deaf one (sic)."
And one more snapped: "For our minds sake? You’re moaning that you miss the gym while youre sat in a bikini in Dubai with no idea what the current lockdown is like in the UK. So distasteful."
However, other were quick to defend Laura including one Dubai resident who told critics to 'mind their own business'.
Another fan said: "seriously?? I live in Dubai and it’s welcome for tourists. Stop trolling and leave @lauraanderson1x alone. Mind your own business ffs."
Laura hit back at trolls saying her anxiety was 'through the roof' in a lengthy Instagram story post earlier today.
A number of influencers have managed to leave the UK despite the lockdown for sunnier climes.
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