Kirstie Allsopp admits she doesn't like 'mean' reputation
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Location, Location, Location presenter Kirstie Allsopp has taken to Twitter to hit back after her recent experience of struggling to find petrol for her car sparked backlash online. This morning, the TV presenter revealed that she had been forced to abandon her car in Buckinghamshire after being unable to fill up on fuel. The star has now questioned why her story sparked “abuse” from social media users.
So people are cross with the BBC but they deal with this by abusing me?
In view of her 425,200 followers, Kirstie relayed her experience with struggling to find petrol for her car, which resulted in her abandoning the vehicle before being driven to London by a “great lad”.
The TV star wrote: “Yesterday I ran out of fuel returning from Buford to London, none available in High Wycombe area, had to leave car as no family member had enough fuel to come and help me.
“Today I have passed 5 petrol stations in London with ZERO fuel. #UKAutumn21.”
After a follower suggested that she call for roadside assistance, the property expert explained why she didn’t contact them.
Kistie said: “I didn’t want to bother them, I reckoned there were people in greater need.
“I met a great lad who drove me to London, and someone is collecting the car today, whole thing costing a fortune.
“Those without money to burn are being screwed by this situation,” she ended the post.
However, many of the star’s followers were quick to suggest that the fuel shortage may be a consequence of Brexit.
Terrance Dalby wrote: “Ah well, Imagine how you’d feel if you hadn’t voted for it. You’d be b****y furious then.”
Twitter user Anna Horror Witch penned: “I seem to remember you urging people who were left without electricity after storms one Christmas to stop acting spoiled and demonstrate some Blitz spirit.
“I trust we shall now see you follow your own advice, especially as you voted for the delightful crew that brought us to this.”
Kirstie admitted she was baffled over the abusive comments she had been receiving.
She wrote: “Why would anyone stay on a platform which enables people that they have never met, to direct bile at them in a way they would never dare to do face to face?”
The property guru went on to wonder why her tweet was gaining “so much abuse”, before one of her followers pointed out that she was trending on the micro-blogging site.
Kirstie tweeted: “This is genuinely scary & sinister. I relayed my petrol experience. I gave no view on why it was still this way I just said it was.
“Yet I have received a whole load of abuse. What the hell is wrong with people?!” she ended her post.
However, Richard Scott responded: “People are getting agitated about you breaking down becoming national news on the BBC.”
He went on to claim that people’s anger had been redirected towards the TV personality after she told her story.
“It’s more reflective of the BBC’s attempt to drag out the petrol ‘crisis’ as long as possible,” he added.
Retweeting the response, Kirstie added: “So people are cross with the BBC but they deal with this by abusing me? Interesting.”
In a later Tweet, she then wrote: “Dear @BBCNews please NEVER tweet something of mine again, it seems it attracts the attention of some really horrible people and makes Twitter a pretty scary place.”
Robyn Robterson replied: “Sorry your having to deal with this, hope your ok x.” (sic)
While Kieron Lammond commented: “Twitter is a nasty place sometimes.”
Express.co.uk has reached out to the BBC for comment.
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