Loyal Our Yorkshire Farm fans have proclaimed a star for a “sell-out” after posting numerous sponsored ads on their Instagram.
Despite only posting one ad on social media, the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen has been attacked by fans for taking the business move.
Most celebrities with a large online presence are approached by companies to promote their products through their social media – they often pay large sums of money to advertise.
Other companies allow the celebrity to use their product for free as payment for viewing.
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Now in an attempt to make money, as has been the case with other reality launches, Amanda Owen posted a snap with son Miles promoting the use of Crave Pet Food protein strips and chunks for her German Shepherd, Midge.
But the fans quickly commented and wrote: “No, don’t sell to these companies, stay real!”
Another added, “It’s sad to see that you have started supporting Amanda products.
“Part of the appeal of your program has been your isolation from the commercial rat race. Please don’t let them pamper you and your lovely family.”
Still others were quick to defend the star, as many realized that Amanda and Clive have nine children to feed and keep the farm going.
One hit back at those who slammed the farmer and wrote, “Stop telling her not to advertise. There’s nothing wrong with making a little extra cash to run the farm and keep the animals and family healthy.
“Keep it up, Amanda, you and your family and farm deserve all the greatness these little things bring.”
Another wrote: “You sell, sell, girl. Make as much money as you can while you can.
“Ignore the others. You have a family and a life to build. “
Amanda had told that Mirror online: “I know a lot of people will think, ‘Well, your life as a shepherd hasn’t changed much,’ and while it may look like this in the country, the pandemic is so far away, but in fact it is not .
“First and foremost, we have diversified as a farm and are very dependent on tourists.
“The first six months of the year are busy with the sheep all winter, but at the end of the lamb season we instead tend to the people and tend tourists.
“Of course that never happened last year – people never came.”