In an Instagram Stories post, Australian influencer and model, Abbie Chatfield, criticized celebrities who attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival. She revealed that she turned down a large payment to appear at an event.
During a radio interview, Chatfield said that she thought that the races were over. She also noted that she received a lot of inappropriate comments from people asking if she was just criticizing the event’s attendees because she wasn’t invited.
According to Chatfield, she was offered a lot of money to go to the event. However, she refused to accept the money. She also noted that she didn’t know what was offered to her.
Some of her followers on the social media platform, which is run by the founder of Verbose the Label, weren’t aware that certain celebrities and influencers were paid to attend the event.
Chatfield is one of a growing number of people who have criticized the Melbourne Cup Carnival due to various factors, such as the animal welfare issues and the emphasis placed on gambling.
According to Clare Winterbourn, the managing director of Born Bred Talent, some of her clients who are ambassadors for the event’s sponsors would rather not be photographed at the event due to their concerns about the controversial nature of the event.
She said that these individuals would rather not be associated with the event.
Eight horses have died during the last decade due to injuries they sustained on the day of the event.
However, Neil Wilson, the chairman of the VRC, said that the issue of animal welfare has become a growing concern.