Rita Ora loses over 300,000 followers as furious fans unfollow her after lockdown rule breaks


RITA Ora has lost over 300,000 social media followers following her various lockdown rule breaks, with furious fans hitting unfollow in their droves.

The 30-year-old star has faced backlash in recent months for the slip-ups, with her downfall beginning in April.

Rita’s 2020 behaviour has cost her followers

And HOAR can reveal that her actions have had direct consequences, with Rita’s fed-up followers seemingly having enough of her repeated rule breaks and removing her posts from their newsfeeds.

The singer’s first furore was sparked when she travelled 150 miles from her North London home to spend the UK’s first lockdown with a group of friends at a rented Cotswolds property.

Locals blasted her at the time, claiming her security shooed away neighbours from public footpaths – and used drones to follow them.

The group were also accused of wandering onto private land, with one local saying her seven-year-old son was “reduced to tears” after Rita’s security staff shouted at them for being on a public path close to the star’s property.

She angered Cotswolds locals for travelling to a rented holiday home in the first lockdown

Her birthday bash in November was an even bigger scandal

The second lockdown in November was even more scandalous, with HOAR revealing that she’d thrown a secret 30th birthday party at a swanky Notting Hill restaurant with 30 guests.

The restaurant, Casa Cruz, now faces losing its license after it agreed to an offer from Rita’s team of hosting the bash for £5,000 – and the manager at the time has been sacked.

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.

Rita issued a grovelling apology after HOAR revealed details of her flouting UK laws, and even volunteered to pay the £10,000 fine.

The star was caught breaking UK laws to throw a star-studded birthday bash

The following month, it was revealed that the star had also broken quarantine rules after she was paid to appear at an event in Egypt.

Rita had jetted to Cairo on 21 November, with rules stating that she needed to self-isolate for 14 days upon her return to the UK.

Instead, the singer hosted her illegal bash on the 28 Novemeber – just one week later.

Once again, Rita issued a grovelling apology, insisting that she felt “guilt and shame” for her decision.

She also failed to quarantine after returning to the UK from Egypt

However, her repeated behaviour last year has cost her fans – with the star suffering a 362,279 drop in social media followers across just three platforms.

On Instagram, she lost almost 80,000 people in only one month – with the amount steadily decreasing in its tens of thousands until January.

This month, she regained 561 followers, which makes her total lost over the six-month time period 203,184.

The hit has been reflected on her socials

Rita has lost hundreds of thousands of followers across all social medias

Rita lost a total of 90,169 on Twitter – with 14,037 hitting unfollow across November and December alone, which is the same time that her birthday party and Egypt trip were exposed.

In a further hit, Rita has lost 68,926 likes on her official Facebook page.

Yesterday, police branded Rita “selfish” following a hearing of Kensington and Chelsea Council’s licensing sub-committee about her birthday party.

Party bash venue Casa Cruz could lose its license

The hearing heard how Casa Cruz had CCTV cameras turned off as guests arrived on November 28, with hard drives later found wiped.

Charles Holland, who is representing the Met Police’s application, said: “This was one of the most notorious breaches of regulations during the pandemic.”

Fans have also been left stunned after noticing that the star STILL hasn’t changed her dishonest Instagram post from her 30th birthday.

Rita intended to keep the huge party a secret, and took to her social media page at the time to insist that she wasn’t having a birthday celebration – comments which still remain live on her page.