Influencer savaged after saying coronavirus lockdown in a luxe hotel is a ‘human rights issue’ and ‘worse than prison’

AN influencer who is currently in lockdown in a luxury hotel has been blasted online after she said it was "worse than prison".

Australian Instagram star Jessica Pinili, 26, said it was a "human rights" issue that she isn't allowed to leave her room for fresh air at the Duxton Hotel in Perth.

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The "lifestyle coach" flew back to Australia on Sunday from Bali after the government implemented a mandatory two-week quarantine period for people arriving in the country.

Ranting to her 10,300 Instagram followers earlier this week, Jessica – who is four days into her two week isolation – said she wanted to use her platform to spread "awareness" about her situation.

Although she doesn't have to pay the bill for the hotel room, Jessica said: "This isn’t about gratitude, this is about human rights. This hotel room practises non-smoking.

"Awesome, that’s great. However, I don’t have access to balcony or a window that opens […] which means for 14 days I will not have fresh air."

The social media star then went onto to argue that being confined in a hotel was worse than being in prison.

She added: "There are people patrolling the corridor. I can’t even walk up and down the corridor.

"This is worse than being a prisoner, prisoners get fresh air."

Jessica's rant resulted in backlash from her followers – who branded her "selfish" and "a princess" for complaining.

Appearing on her Instagram stories again the following morning, she added: "Let's get this straight, it's about 7am and I've woken up with so many nasty comments.

"I've woken up with people called selfish, ungrateful, […] and I don't think anyone has listened to what I have said."

However, the star said she's received support too – including from one mum who is also being quarantined in the same hotel.

Jessica added: "They said they would love to have air as well. Please listen to what I am saying."

Speaking about the backlash to News.Au, Jessica said: "People are projecting their fears and stress onto me, their sadness, they’ve lost their jobs maybe and I’m the outlet for that.

"It’s unfortunate for me but I’m trying to understand they are scared. They are keyboard warriors in their house who could pop put right now if they wanted."

The star also claimed she's never complained about her room and that the hotel is "lovely".

She added: "When people say to me, but you’re in a five-star hotel, yes, but I’m in four walls of it. I don’t have access to the bar or restaurant or swimming pool.

“So, I have no complaints about the room but I don’t get any of the amenities."


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