- The television star revealed that he had to leave his car on Monday after running out of fuel, adding that it “cost him a fortune” to get it back
- Said on petrol crisis- ‘Those who burn without money are being screwed’
- Expressed grief by calling abusive words ‘horrifying’ and ‘scary’
- One critic wrote: ‘Why would you expect any sympathy as a leading, Tory voting Brexiter?’
TV presenter Christy Allsop says she has been the target of “really scary” trolls on Twitter for her comments about running out of petrol and being forced to leave her vehicle outside London.
The Location, Location, Location star, 50, shared on social media platforms that he did not find any petrol while returning to the capital on Monday and was forced to leave his car and catch a lift with a stranger.
He revealed that it had ‘costed a fortune’ to retrieve his 20-year-old Mercedes Benz car from the High Wycombe area.
Allsop was dubbed ‘tone deaf’ by many when he said: ‘Those who don’t have money to burn are getting worse with this situation.’
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Kirsti Allsopp revealed yesterday that she had to abandon her car on Monday after running out of fuel near High Wycombe, adding that it was ‘costing a fortune’ to retrieve it and ‘people with no money’ ‘bad’ was being done. from petrol crisis
Earlier, she had told followers: ‘Yesterday I ran out of fuel to return to London from Buford, no one was available in the High Wycombe area, I had to leave the car because no family member could come and my There was not enough fuel to help.
‘Today I have driven 5 petrol stations in London with zero fuel.’
Explaining how she made it back to the capital, she said: ‘I met a great guy who took me to London, and someone is collecting cars today, paying the price for the whole thing.’
The television star, who is the mother of sons Oscar Hercules and Bay Atlas with husband Ben Anderson, said she was shocked at the reaction to her story with #kirstie trending on social media platforms in the UK on Tuesday evening .
She wrote: ‘This is really scary and horrifying. I relayed my petrol experience. I didn’t give any thought to why it was still like this I just said.
‘Yet I’ve got a whole load of abuse. What the hell is wrong with people?!’
Describing the derogatory comments as ‘horrifying’ and ‘scary’, the 50-year-old expressed grief over the backlash caused by his story
Some of his opponents suggested that the petrol crisis in Britain in recent weeks was a direct result of Brexit, which many claimed Allsop had backed.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has acknowledged there is ‘no doubt’ Brexit in the fuel crisis, but insisted that the ‘primary cause’ of the shortfall was last year’s cancellation of HGV driving tests due to the pandemic.
@slinkydoodle replied: ‘Brexit, init? Brexit was always going to burn people without money. We’re still wondering why Kindle encourages it so much. Kirsty?’
Many claimed the presenter supported Brexit, but she later clarified that she never disclosed whether she voted to leave the European Union in 2016
@DalbyTerrance wrote: ‘Ah ok, imagine how you would have felt if you hadn’t voted for this. You’ll be b****y furious then.
@Wrongly_Wired Added: ‘Some of the responses are giving you a hard time – but as a leading, Tory voting Brexiter why would you expect any sympathy? Your wealth will protect you from the worst effects of Brexit – unlike many of us who will now struggle as a result of all this.’
@TheDogsDinner2 wrote: ‘Well, the results of your actions. It’s not like we warned you or anything.’
The star later clarified that she never disclosed whether she voted to leave the European Union in 2016.
After the petrol crisis BP (formerly British Petroleum Company plc) announced on 23 September that they would ‘temporarily’ close some of their service stations due to a shortage of HGV drivers.
This comes amid the ongoing fuel crisis, which has seen petrol stations across the country grappling with shortages for the past fortnight. Pictured: The fuel pump at a petrol station in London
Mass hysteria and panic buying ensued, resulting in miles-long queues, as well as confrontations and physical altercations between motorists at service stations across the UK.
As a result, the military has been drafted in recent times to help deliver fuel to petrol stations.
The Petrol Retailers Association says the problems have ‘virtually ended’ in Scotland, the North and the Midlands, but London and the South East remain the regions where shortages are most severe.