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Laura Anderson has explained how being a social media influencer is not all it is cracked up to be.

The Love Island alum, 31, took to Instagram to address some recent negativity.

Taking to her Instagram Stories, Laura revealed that she wanted to clear-up some realities regarding the life of being a social media influencer.

The discussion has been prompted by a recent backlash against the profession after many travelled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, amid the Covid-19 pandemic for work purposes.

Laura said in the clip: "This whole thing about everyone hating influencers, I'm just like f**k…this is what I do for a job at the minute.

"I don't want to feel c**p. I'm thinking, maybe, would it be a good idea to give more of an insight into the reality of being an influencer?"

Laura Anderson has addressed the downsides of being a social media influencer
(Image: Laura Anderson/Instagram)

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She continued: "I think a lot of young people might want to do it, but you realise it's not that great when you see the reality of it.

"I saw someone in my comments saying you're on holiday, but when you're working you're not on holiday.

"On holiday doesn't mean just in the sun."

The now-brunette beauty addressed her reasoning for wanting to clear up the reality of influencer life for her followers.

Laura Anderson on a recent trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(Image: Laura Anderson/Instagram)

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Laura concluded: "I want people to understand then maybe they won't get as annoyed…it's not just right now, all the time.

"I remember when [Molly-Mae Hague] went into the villa everyone was like OMG she's an influencer, as it if was a negative thing!

"I thought it would be a good idea to give an insight so people don't hate it as much and realise how hard it is."

Laura Anderson recently got emotional as she turns off comments after being trolled over Dubai posts
(Image: lauraanderson1x/Instagram)

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Laura's speech comes after she had to turn off comments on Instagram after a barrage of negative abuse for her visits to Dubai.

She explained: "You know I usually love chatting in the comments, even if it's like debating, but sometimes I think it's really hard to get your point across when so many people are feeling so emotional and frustrated about a topic that's massively affecting the world right now."

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