Sam Faiers has come under fire for using an Anne Frank quote as the caption for a glamorous bedroom snap, as she urged her followers to stay 'positive' in lockdown.
The ex TOWIE and Mummy Diaries star shared a photo of herself posed on the edge of a double bed gazing out the window with a huge grin on her face.
In the accompanying caption, she wrote: "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.
"Couldn't have set it better myself Anne Frank," added Sam, alluding to the fact her words were taken from the young Jewish diarist who died in the Holocaust.
Sam Faiers was called distasteful for the use of the quote
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Sam then added to hashtags #annefrank #staypositive #focusonthegood to her post before setting it live.
But not long after the image went up, Sam found herself being slammed by angry fans who branded her 'distasteful' for the comments.
"Poor Anne died at just 15 in a concentration camp," said one bemused follower.
"Was just thinking this," another replied.
"Why are you hash tagging Anne frank?" fumed another. "I see no similarity at all in your situations. Totally distasteful and disrespectful."
While others urged Sam to take the time out to learn about Anne Frank.
Sam deleted the quote after the backlash
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Sam shot to fame with her sister Billie on ITV reality show TOWIE
After receiving the criticism, Sam decided to change her caption and removed the reference to Anne entirely, with the post now reading 'stay positive' and 'focus on the good.'
Anne spent the months between 1942 and 1944 hiding with her family in a secret annex behind a canalside Amsterdam home, where she kept up a daily diary.
The family were eventually captured by Nazi authorities after a betrayal by a still-unknown person.
A portrait of Anne Frank taken in 1942
Anne was just 15 when she and her sister died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, after suffering from typhus.
Her father, Otto, was the only family member to survive the war, and had the diary published two years after his release in 1947.
The Diary of Anne Frank has now sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and translated into 70 languages.
A spokesperson for Sam declined to comment.