Elly Miles has been accused of attending another boozy Australia Day party after facing backlash last year for delivering a somber speech about how painful the day can be for Indigenous people, few long before knocking down shots at a backyard party.
The influencer, 27, was called out by Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck for ‘doing exactly what she apologized for last year’ after posting a now-deleted photo of herself savoring a glass of champagne surrounded by a group of friends.
In Wednesday’s now-deleted Instagram post, the reality star was seen smiling as she held a glass of champagne as she sat at an outdoor table with her friends.
Making headlines: Bachelorette star Elly Miles (pictured), 27, has been accused of attending ANOTHER boozy Australia Day party, after apologizing last year for her ‘lack of judgement ”
Elly has since insisted it was not Australia Day.
“I want to jump on my stories real quick because I have a few comments on my photos that people are a little worried I’m at an Australia party,” she began.
“And I just want to say so that you hear directly from me, I’m not. I’m at a friend’s house, [we’ve] Got the kids in the pool, we hang out. We have friends who are leaving, that’s all.
What created the frenzy: The influencer was called out by Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck for ‘doing exactly what she apologized for last year’ after posting a now-deleted photo to her social media of herself enjoying a glass of champagne while surrounded by a group of friends
Addressing the conversation: Following the backlash, Elly took to her Instagram Stories, insisting she was in no way at an Australia Day party
“So I wanted to come here so you could hear directly from me. I want to clarify this now. I am for abolishing the date.
“I 110% respect that this is Aboriginal land we live on, and I don’t support Australia Day at all.”
Last year, Elly uploaded a video of herself giving a somber speech about how painful Australia Day can be for Indigenous Peoples, before sharing a photo of herself attending an ‘Invasion Day’ protest in Sydney.
Not an Australia Day party: ‘And I just want to say so you can hear straight from me, I’m not. I’m at my friend’s home, [we’ve] Got the kids in the pool, we hang out. We got friends leaving, that’s all, she said
‘I’m sorry’: Elly issued a public apology last year for attending an Australia Day pool party just hours after attending a protest to change the date
Hours later, however, Elly raised her eyebrows as she documented attending a boozy Australia Day pool party.
The rather tone-deaf sequence of events was not lost on Elly’s Instagram followers, many of whom accused her of being a hypocrite.
One fan wrote: “Just a bit contradictory and confusing to post your support changing the date and then heading to what can be assumed to be an Australia Day… as it is a Australia Day party. Australia?”
Remorseful: Addressing the fury in an Instagram post at the time, the influencer issued an emotional apology
“I hope you recognize him. I will be eager to see your reasoning.
Another commented on Elly’s Instagram page: ‘Very upsetting to see you posting a date change on this day of mourning but you are going to an Australia party on the same day. It’s so disappointing and beyond tone deaf.
Other followers have accused Elly of feigning empathy for Indigenous people in order to improve her public image as an influencer.
Error in judgment: “I had a complete error in judgment and I have a lot of regret for my actions. I sincerely apologize for having upset anyone,” she wrote.
‘Beyond deafness’: Elly was slammed last year for sharing an ‘Invasion Day’ post on Instagram (left) – just hours before attending a wild pool party at the ‘Australia Day (right)
‘Your manager must have reminded you to do a lip service and a quick photo, then go blind and party. Performative influencers,” grumbled one fan.
Another agreed, “I feel like these influencers are saying something about it just to say they did it. Maybe because they’ll cop s**t if they don’t?
Addressing the fury in an Instagram post at the time, Elly wrote: “In response to people’s comments yesterday, I can’t say anything in this situation other than ‘I’m sorry’.
‘Be the change’: Last year Elly uploaded a video of herself giving a somber speech about the pain of Australia Day for Indigenous Peoples, before sharing a photo of herself -even attending an ‘Invasion Day’ protest in Sydney (pictured)
“I had a total lack of judgment and I have a lot of regrets for my actions. I sincerely apologize for upsetting anyone,” she added.
“I stand by my participation in the Change the Date protest and I think this is a hugely important issue. I was really insincere with my presence.
“I know what it’s like, we all make mistakes – I made one yesterday and all I can say once again, from the bottom of my heart, is I’m so sorry.”
Laid back: That afternoon, Elly shared a video of herself attending a pool party in the garden
‘Just a little contradictory and confusing’: The rather tone-deaf sequence of events was not lost on Elly’s Instagram followers, many of whom accused her of being a hypocrite
Relaxed: During the festivities, Elly was seen drinking with pals, taking shots of tequila and posing for selfies