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Made In Chelsea’s Louise Thompson blasts the publicity around the Australian bush fires

Made In Chelsea’s Louise Thompson blasts the publicity around the Australian bush fires


Louise Thompson took to her Instagram Stories to bemoan the sudden publicity around the Australian bush fires on Saturday.

The former Made In Chelsea star, 29, admitted she thought her policies ‘would made [her] eligible for parliament’ during the social media rant. 

She explained climate change was not new, and more should have been done to prevent the ensuing disaster. 

'I genuinely think my policies would make me eligible for parliament': Louise Thompson took to her Instagram Stories to bemoan the sudden publicity around the Australian bush fires

‘I genuinely think my policies would make me eligible for parliament’: Louise Thompson took to her Instagram Stories to bemoan the sudden publicity around the Australian bush fires

Louise penned: ‘I find it extraordinary that people think that climate change is a new phenomenon… people that talk about it as if it’s ‘in fashion’ and as if this current climate crisis, the Australian wildfires are a thing that have only manifested them self in the last year is crazy.’ [sic]

Louise went on to delete her comments after fans blasted her for not doing more to help the firefighters tackling the blaze.

She shared one message that read: ‘I have always been a follower of yours since the MIC days, however your comment on the Oz fires didn’t sit well with me.

A future career in politics? The former Made In Chelsea star, 29, admitted she thought her policies 'would made [her] eligible for parliament' during the social media rant

A future career in politics? The former Made In Chelsea star, 29, admitted she thought her policies ‘would made [her] eligible for parliament’ during the social media rant

She penned: 'I find it extraordinary that people think that climate change is a new phenomenon... people that talk about it as if it's 'in fashion'

She penned: ‘I find it extraordinary that people think that climate change is a new phenomenon… people that talk about it as if it’s ‘in fashion’

‘I am someone who is living in NSW, Aus and inhaling the smoke everyday and watching the poor families lose everything they have, there are thousands of VOLUNTEERS helping save lives.

‘I think what people are asking is that you use your fan base to help raise money for those volunteers who currently have no food, no water, no sun cream due to areas been cut off.

‘Yes ok the climate change bandwagon can be jumped onto but this is an emergency and the crews are doing as much as they can with as little as they can at the moment.

‘FYI an Australian comedian started a go fund me page and raised $million in 24 hours. Maybe something like that could help instead of slating the issues we have on climate change.’

Backlash: Louise went on to delete her comments after fans blasted her for not doing more to help the firefighters tackling the blaze

Backlash: Louise went on to delete her comments after fans blasted her for not doing more to help the firefighters tackling the blaze

She shared one message that read: 'I have always been a follower of yours since the MIC days, however your comment on the Oz fires didn't sit well with me'

She shared one message that read: ‘I have always been a follower of yours since the MIC days, however your comment on the Oz fires didn’t sit well with me’

The reality television star went on to explain she didn’t intend to upset anyone, ‘but geographers have been studying this for YEARS ! There are a lot of changes that need to be made.’

She added: ‘But I don’t want to talk about it now because I keep having to delete stuff for fear of being too controversial, despite being the most anodyne person ever.

‘I will do what I can to help.’

It came as international stars showed their support for the victims of the bushfires which ravaged New South Wales and Victoria for the last two months.

Explanation: The reality television star went on to say she didn't intend to upset anyone, 'but geographers have been studying this for YEARS'

Explanation: The reality television star went on to say she didn’t intend to upset anyone, ‘but geographers have been studying this for YEARS’

'Most anodyne person': Louise deleted her comments over a fear of being too controversial as she expressed her political views

‘Most anodyne person’: Louise deleted her comments over a fear of being too controversial as she expressed her political views

Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian were just two of many to share social media posts asking their fans to donate money to Australian fire brigades.

Pink, real name Alecia Beth Moore, said she was ‘totally devastated’ and pledged to donate half a million dollars.

The national bushfire death toll reached 23 on Saturday, and at least 1,500 homes have so far been destroyed.

Selena shared a link to an article about how to help on her Instagram page, urging her 164 million followers to donate. 

Here to help: Louise reassured her fans she would do all she could to help the volunteer firefighters in Australia

Here to help: Louise reassured her fans she would do all she could to help the volunteer firefighters in Australia

Informed debate: Louise asked her followers to send their opinions to her and promised to send links to relevant articles

Informed debate: Louise asked her followers to send their opinions to her and promised to send links to relevant articles

Research: The television personality told her fans she had been reading up on the issue and had 'very informative articles' to share

Research: The television personality told her fans she had been reading up on the issue and had ‘very informative articles’ to share

‘Absolutely devastated by the fires in Australia,’ the 27-year-old pop star wrote.

‘Praying for everyone affected and all of the first responders. I’m making a donation and would love if you would consider doing the same if you can.’ 

Kim told her Instagram followers ‘over half a billion animals have been killed in Australia’.

'There are ppl dying': One follower responded to her question 'How the hell do I get rid of this ?!?!' with the response 'you will live'

‘There are ppl dying’: One follower responded to her question ‘How the hell do I get rid of this ?!?!’ with the response ‘you will live’

'Absolutely devastated': International stars including Selena Gomez (pictured) have shown their support for Australian bushfire victims, and encouraged their fans to donate

‘Absolutely devastated’: International stars including Selena Gomez (pictured) have shown their support for Australian bushfire victims, and encouraged their fans to donate 

The 39-year-old also re-tweeted a post by American politician Bernie Sanders which suggested the raging bushfires are connected to climate change.

‘Climate change is real,’ Kim tweeted just moments after, alongside emojis of a broken heart and world globe. 

Kelly Rowland, who is a judge on the Australian version of The Voice, shared a video to Instagram where she and her son Titan, five, sent their well-wishes.

To her 164 million fans: Pop star Selena, 27, said she was 'absolutely devastated' by the fires in an Instagram Story, and pledged a donation

To her 164 million fans: Pop star Selena, 27, said she was ‘absolutely devastated’ by the fires in an Instagram Story, and pledged a donation 

The 38-year-old Destiny’s Child star wrote in the post’s caption: ‘As the world welcomes a new year, let us keep all those affected by the horrific fires in Australia in our hearts. 

‘While the devastation to OUR environment, the wildlife and of course the human toll grows, let’s hold each other up with love and prayer.’

Chris Brown took to Instagram to post a heartbreaking message sent by a fan, begging him to help spread awareness.

Online: Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Stories to inform fans of the devastation in Australia

Devastating: 'Over half a billion animals have been killed in Australia,' Kim penned in an Instagram Story

Wildlife: Kim Kardashian alerted her fans on Instagram Stories to the fact that ‘over half a billion animals have been killed in Australia’ 

‘Australia is burning please help us. We really need any kind of help [or] donations or awareness spread,’ the letter read, which the 30-year-old singer shared online. 

‘When California was on fire in 2018, our firefighters were right there helping put the blazes out [but] this is 1000x worse then any fire in history,’ they continued.

‘California burnt 800,000 hectares in 2018. Australia has already burnt four MILLION hectares.’

Political figures: The 39-year-old also re-tweeted a post by American politician Bernie Sanders which suggested the raging bushfires are connected to climate change

Political figures: The 39-year-old also re-tweeted a post by American politician Bernie Sanders which suggested the raging bushfires are connected to climate change 

‘Canberra Australia has the worst air pollution in the WHOLE WORLD right now,’ they added.

The fan then asked Chris to donate or spread the message as victims have lost their homes and ‘being kept on beaches’.

Bette Midler told Prime Minister Scott Morrison to start ‘leading’ the country and start the conversation regarding climate change, in an impassioned tweet.

Alerting her followers: Kourtney Kardashian also drew attention to the bushfires on her Instagram Story

Heartfelt: The 40-year-old was distraught by the deaths of animals as a result of the fires

Instagram Story post: Kim’s sister Kourtney Kardashian also alerted fans on her Instagram Story to wildlife killed 

Distraught: Kourtney, 40, also shared a link on Twitter to an article detailing the effects the fires have had on wildlife

Distraught: Kourtney, 40, also shared a link on Twitter to an article detailing the effects the fires have had on wildlife

‘Pity the poor #Australians, their country ablaze, and their rotten @ScottMorrisonMP saying, “This is not the time to talk about climate change. We have to grow our economy”.

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‘What an idiot. What good is an economy in an uninhabitable country? Lead, you f***wit!!’ the 74-year-old singer and actress wrote. 

An ‘unprecedented’ state of disaster was declared in Victoria on Saturday, giving the government special powers – used for the first time ever.

Emotional: Kendall Jenner, 24, shared a Twitter post by American politician Bernie Sanders

Emotional: Kendall Jenner, 24, shared a Twitter post by American politician Bernie Sanders 

Impacted: Khloé Kardashian was devastated to hear of the raging bushfires

Powerful image: The reality TV star captioned a powerful image 'heartbreaking'

‘Heartbreaking’: Khloé Kardashian, 35, was devastated to hear of the bushfire crisis 

Helping where she can: Pink, real name Alecia Beth Moore, shared links to local state fire services in Australia where her Twitter followers can donate

Helping where she can: Pink, real name Alecia Beth Moore, shared links to local state fire services in Australia where her Twitter followers can donate

Generous: The 40-year-old singer-songwriter said she is 'totally devastated' and is pledging a donation of $500,000

Generous: The 40-year-old singer-songwriter said she is ‘totally devastated’ and is pledging a donation of $500,000 

To his followers: Ryan Reynolds shared a powerful image on his Instagram Story

Services: The Deadpool actor tagged the Australian Red Cross and New South Wales' Rural Fire Service

Special mention: Ryan Reynolds, 43, made special mention of the Australian Red Cross and New South Wales’ Rural Fire Service on his Instagram Story 

'This s**t matters': American singer SZA, real name Solána Imani Rowe, 29, gathered links for where her fans can donate

‘This s**t matters’: American singer SZA, real name Solána Imani Rowe, 29, gathered links for where her fans can donate

Sweet video: Kelly Rowland, who is a judge on the Australian version of The Voice, shared a video to Instagram where she and her son Titan, five, sent their well-wishes

Sweet video: Kelly Rowland, who is a judge on the Australian version of The Voice, shared a video to Instagram where she and her son Titan, five, sent their well-wishes 

In her heart: The 38-year-old singer wrote in the post's caption: 'As the world welcomes a new year, let us keep all those affected by the horrific fires in Australia in our hearts'

In her heart: The 38-year-old singer wrote in the post’s caption: ‘As the world welcomes a new year, let us keep all those affected by the horrific fires in Australia in our hearts’ 

Forced evacuations have been imposed and emergency services have the right to take over properties.

Neighbouring New South Wales also announced a week-long state of emergency.

Saturday has already proved as devastating as experts predicted, with the national bushfire death toll reaching 23 after two people were killed in a blaze on Kangaroo Island, while 21 people are still missing in East Gippsland. 

Raising awareness: Chris Brown took to Instagram to post a heartbreaking message sent by a fan, begging him to help spread awareness

Raising awareness: Chris Brown took to Instagram to post a heartbreaking message sent by a fan, begging him to help spread awareness 

Help needed: 'Australia is burning please help us. We really need any kind of help [or] donations or awareness spread,' the letter read, which the 30-year-old singer shared online

Help needed: ‘Australia is burning please help us. We really need any kind of help [or] donations or awareness spread,’ the letter read, which the 30-year-old singer shared online 

More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed – 1,365 in NSW alone – with 311 fires still ravaging the parched land.

The conditions prompted Prime Minister Scott Morrison to send in 3,000 Australian Defence Force reserves to help in the bushfire recovery.

If you’d like to donate to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief, click here.

State of emergency: An 'unprecedented' state of disaster was declared in Victoria. Pictured: Scenes near the town of Sussex Inlet, NSW, on December 31

State of emergency: An ‘unprecedented’ state of disaster was declared in Victoria. Pictured: Scenes near the town of Sussex Inlet, NSW, on December 31

Pictured: Wildfires rage under plumes of smoke in Bairnsdale, Victoria, on December 30

Pictured: Wildfires rage under plumes of smoke in Bairnsdale, Victoria, on December 30

Pictured: A bushfire in the town of Moruya, south of Batemans Bay in New South Wales, on January 4

Pictured: A bushfire in the town of Moruya, south of Batemans Bay in New South Wales, on January 4

To donate to the St Vincent de Paul Society appeal for bushfire victims, click here.

For donations to Victoria’s Country Fire Authority click here and here for the NSW Rural Fire Service.

To donate to Foodbank click here and here for the World Wildlife Fund.      

Measures: The conditions prompted Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) to send in 3,000 Australian Defence Force reserves to help in the bushfire recovery. Pictured on January 4

Measures: The conditions prompted Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) to send in 3,000 Australian Defence Force reserves to help in the bushfire recovery. Pictured on January 4



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