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She recently had to apologise for breaching the UK’s coronavirus restrictions for a second time, and now celebrities including Kerry Katona and Emily Andrea have weighed in on Rita Ora’s rule breaking.
Asking: “Why is it one rule for her and another for us?”, Kerry said that she thinks the singer should be “setting an example”.
The 40-year-old wrote in her latest column for new magazine: “Rita Ora has been a bad girl after throwing a party during lockdown. Why is it one rule for her and another for us?
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“I understand it was her 30th birthday, but I do think it’s bad for somebody of her profile to be breaking rules when people look up to her. She should be setting an example.”
But Kerry confessed she still has a “girl crush” on the 30-year-old, adding: “I actually do have a bit of a girl crush on Rita, though!
“But I saw Piers Morgan was bad-mouthing her and once that happens, that’s it, you’re f**ked!”
It was revealed Rita first breached the UK’s Covid-19 restrictions when she threw a 30th birthday party at Argentine restaurant Casa Cruz in London’s Notting Hill during lockdown.
The bash was attended by around 30 people, including her celebrities friends Cara Delevingne, her sister Poppy, and TOWIE star Vas J Morgan.
It was later revealed that Rita also failed to self-isolate following a trip to Egypt for a gig.
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The Kosovo-born star returned from Egypt on November 22 and should have gone into quarantine for two weeks, but she instead celebrated her birthday surrounded by pals six days later.
Meanwhile, Emily Andrea also shared her thoughts on Rita’s birthday celebrations, saying the star has a “responsibility” to stick to the rules.
The doctor wrote in latest OK! magazine column: “Rita Ora has issued an apology and was fined £10,000 after celebrating her 30th birthday with around 30 people at a London restaurant during lockdown.
“I have heard of lots of people breaking the rules, but you do have a bit more of a responsibility to set an example when you’re in the public eye.
Emily, 31, continued: “Rita did admit that she made an error of judgement, and I would agree with that, but I do feel like she was sorry.
"I have less tolerance for repeat offenders, as we’re all in the same boat and owe it to each other to try to stick to the rules as best we can.”
Rita, whose mum Vera works as a psychiatrist for the NHS, has apologised for both of the breaches.
In a statement shared on Instagram the singer said: "Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday.
"It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK… I'm deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk.
"This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility .
"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe .Even though this won't make it right, I want to sincerely apologise."
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