RITA Ora fans have been left shocked after noticing the star STILL hasn’t changed her 30th birthday Instagram post – which claimed she “didn’t do anything to celebrate”.
The star received fierce backlash in November after it was revealed that she broke strict lockdown rules to have a secret bash with celebrity friends in a swanky Notting Hill restaurant.
Rita intended to keep the 30-guest party a secret, and took to her social media page at the time to insist that she wasn’t having a birthday celebration.
Alongside a picture of her munching on some cake, the singer wrote: “Me and cake and some trousers I couldn’t breathe in.
“Thank you for all the love it felt weird not doing anything for my bday so being me I dressed up and ate cake also clock the hairspray on the table lol
“Anyway, thank you for everyone who showed me endless love on my born day I’m forever grateful you all know who you are.
“Today I’m going to finish the rest of my cake for breakfast lunch and dinner. Byeeeeeeeeee ”
Followers are stunned that the caption has not been changed since her rule-break was exposed.
One shared screenshots to Twitter and wrote: “You have to marvel at the fact Rita Ora STILL hasn’t edited the caption on the photo where she claimed ‘it felt weird not to be doing anything’ for her birthday when they very next day she was doing hostess with the mostest, pass the Covid parcel at her illegal bash.”
Another commented on the post last night: “Liar. Dishonest and fake. I used to respect you.”
One more added: “Not exactly true, is it?”
Yesterday, police branded Rita “selfish” following a hearing of Kensington and Chelsea Council’s licensing sub-committee, with venue Casa Cruz in Notting Hill at risk of being stripped of its license.
The hearing heard how Casa Cruz had CCTV cameras turned off as guests arrived on November 28 — amid the second virus lockdown – with hard drives later found wiped.
Pictures that emerged at the time showed guests including model Cara
Delevigne and her sister Poppy carrying Rita Ora branded Tequila.
The hearing, which was held online due to Covid restrictions, also heard how Scottie Bhattarai, then manager of Casa Cruz, in West London, was called by Rita’s staff and offered £5,000 to open up for the party.
Cops were unable to get into the venue at the time, although they did see people inside and eventually left after being unable to get in.
Scottie Bhattarai has since been sacked.
Charles Holland, who is representing the Met Police’s application, said: “This was one of the most notorious breaches of regulations during the pandemic.”
Slamming Rita and the venue, he added that they had “selfishly wanted to flout the lockdown for financial gain and selfish pleasure”.
Gary Grant, representing Casa Cruz, told how Rita had initially planned to host a party at her home but panicked when the paparazzi were spotted outside.
The star’s reps then made a “last minute” phone call to Casa Cruz asking them to host instead, for a fee of £5,000 – which he claimed Rita’s team never actually paid after the party was rumbled by police.
Rita issued a grovelling apology after HOAR revealed details of her flouting UK laws, and even volunteered to pay the £10,000 fine.
The Government imposed its second national lockdown from November 5 until December 2 in a bid to prevent social gatherings and mixing of households due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Rules stated that people must stay at home and avoid meeting others they do not live with.
In addition to her birthday party, Rita broke the rules for a second time when she failed to quarantine after returning from a trip to Egypt.