Revealed: The post that made Married At First Sight’s Stacey Hampton DELETE Instagram – as police order her to quarantine after a ‘non-essential’ trip to Melbourne
Married At First Sight‘s Stacey Hampton deleted her Instagram for several hours on Wednesday after facing an unexpected backlash.
The 26-year-old law graduate briefly abandoned her influencer career because she wanted to ‘distance herself from the negativity’ she was facing.
Stacey’s followers had turned on her after she posted a throwback video of herself at the gym. Many of them mistakenly believed it was a recent clip and that she was flouting government advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
Goodbye influencer career! Married At First Sight’s Stacey Hampton deleted her Instagram for several hours on Wednesday after facing an unexpected backlash
Stacey captioned the video on her Instagram Story: ‘Back to gym days.’
Despite making it clear the video was old, some fans were convinced she had only recently visited a packed gym – despite the fact all gyms have been ordered to close.
‘Everyone messaging me please read caption on my post prior. It says “back to gym days”. No gyms are open, it’s common knowledge I believe,’ she wrote.
Despite her clarification, Stacey couldn’t handle the backlash and deactivated her account in order to take a break from social media.
‘Back to gym days’: Stacey’s followers had turned on her after she posted this throwback video of herself at the gym. Many of them mistakenly believed it was a recent clip and that she was flouting government advice during the coronavirus pandemic
Stacey told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday: ‘I’ve deleted my Instagram for the moment. I’m just distancing myself from the negativity and all that comes with it.’
She instead wants to focus more on her new charity, which aims to help women suffering from postnatal depression.
‘It’s a huge passion of mine,’ she said of the cause, adding that she had suffered from postnatal depression herself after giving birth to her two sons, Kosta and Kruz.
‘Everyone messaging me please read caption on my post prior. It says “back to gym days”. No gyms are open, it’s common knowledge I believe,’ Stacey hit back
Stacey added: ‘I’m just focusing on doing my charity and doing the right thing, and then you’ll probably see me back on Instagram soon at some point.’
She has since reactivated her Instagram account, having spent a total of eight hours offline.
The reality star shared a cryptic post upon her return to social media, writing: ‘Time is something money can’t buy. Time is something I desire.’
‘I’m just distancing myself from the negativity’: Stacey then deleted her Instagram, admitting she wants to her focus on her new charity. She reactivated her account eight hours later
It comes after Stacey experienced ‘a little bit of a hiccup’ with police in Adelaide Airport on Wednesday, as she returned home from a business trip to Melbourne.
A South Australia Police spokesperson told Daily Mail: ‘SAPOL can confirm that a 26-year-old woman arriving from Melbourne was stopped at Adelaide Airport this afternoon.
‘Police determined that she was not an essential traveller and therefore she was issued with a direction to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.’
‘This is incorrect. It was just over my form [and] whether or not it was essential,’ she said.
Stacey claims to perform ‘essential work’ for a transport company in Melbourne every fortnight. Her charity is also supposed based in Victoria.
Money doesn’t bring you happiness? She shared a cryptic post after returning to social media, writing, ‘Time is something money can’t buy. Time is something I desire’