Love Island losers and influencers bombard me with messages for free food – it's cringeworthy | The Sun
A RESTAURANTEUR has slammed Love Island losers and influencers who bombard him with messages for free food.
Nelson Lam, co-founder and creative director of Viet Shack in Manchester has hit out after claiming he receives more than 50 messages a week asking for free grub in exchange for "exposure".
The fed-up foodie has publicly shamed the "full and semi-blue IG ticks, influencers, and public figures", on the restaurant's Instagram page.
The Vietnamese restaurant shared a request they claim was from an influencer who came in '[a low-scoring] place on Love Island'.
They obscured the influencer's identity but warned that other chancers wouldn't be so lucky in the future.
The message appears to show the person offering to post snaps of the restaurant onto various social media accounts in exchange for free food.
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And the scathing response hits back at the request, saying: "Bro, you came in [a low-scoring place], and even Boohoo blocked yo a** for asking for free skinny jeans and velvet boxers.
"From what we see, we definitely both do have some things in common.
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"All that Gucci, LV & Prada stock you flex on your page, and some of our ingredients are definitely all from the Vietnamese market, but that's as much in common as we have.
The brutal response went on to request that these influencers "Stop asking for COLLABORATIONS".
The post went on to explain that the restaurant has just spent "most" of their savings on a "new toilet that flushes properly, new chairs and marble tables".
In the lengthy takedown, the restaurant then made a plea for people to "STOP ASKING FOR FREE S***" and to just come along and support local businesses.
They added: "The next time anyone sends us one of these requests, we shall not be using the blurring tool so expertly."
Dedicated fans of the restaurant flooded the comments to commend the restaurant for their post.
One user said: "Rate this so much, hats off to you guys!"
Another wrote: "Yes, pay up, even more respect for this post."
One user praised the restaurant for "calling this behavior out" describing it as "piggybacking on someone else's hard graft".
Another wrote: "It's so cringy watching these people expect free products."
Another cheeky influencer tried to get a free takeaway meal but ended up at the police station instead.
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Instagram Influencer, Jasmine Rollason, a 'fitness, fashion, and travel blogger' with more than 36,000 followers also came under fire for allegedly asking a posh Australian restaurant for a freebie.
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