Louise Thompson came under fire from some of her Instagram followers, after she was seen sharing a Remembrance Day quote alongside snaps of her on the beach during her Maldives holiday.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 30, chose to mark Remembrance Sunday, which honours fallen soldiers of the British military, over the weekend, however, her choice of picture was questioned by fans.
Louise uploaded a series of snaps of her posing on the beach while enjoying her paradise break away with fiancé Ryan Libbey. She had captioned her post with the quote: ‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. Thanks for sacrificing so much for our freedom.’
Louise later changed the caption to a butterfly emoji, after being subjected to criticism from some fans.
One Instagram user commented: ‘I’m a fan, but not right sentiment.’
Another said: ‘Glad to see you changed the caption. Completely inappropriate and disrespectful.’
However, other fans commended Louise for paying her respects and publicly acknowledging Remembrance Day.
‘Well tbh at least @louise.thompson is posting something about rememberance and acknowledging it. There are a lot of influencers her age who are not even recognising it,’ posted one fan.
Another follower, a veteran, commented that they didn’t find Louise’s post ‘disrespectful’, like some had suggested. They wrote: ‘Can I just say that as a veteran myself I did not find your post for Remembrance Sunday at all “disrespectful”.
‘If anything it illustrated how people no matter where they are can still send a message that says they remember the dead on a beach, at a parade or on your doorstep. It was good to just show your message where many young people of your generation just don’t care at all.’
Defending Louise’s post, another shared: ‘I think the caption and sentiment behind it is she has the freedom to travel and live the life she wants too because of the sacrifices made by the war heroes. If she wants to put a pic on of her holiday then why not? It’s remembrance Sunday, people can remember, reflect etc how ever they like or indeed choose not to! Social media comments exhaust me at times!’
Louise is best known for starring on E4 reality series Made In Chelsea. She featured in the show’s first ever series in 2011 up until its 17th series last year, before deciding to quit.
During her time on MIC, where she was joined by her brother Sam Thompson onscreen, fans watched her relationships with Spencer Matthews, Alik Alfus and current partner Ryan play out onscreen.