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Elly Miles reads self-help book about her ‘darker side’ – after Australia Day party controversy

Elly Miles courted controversy this week when she appeared to be partying with friends on Australia Day

And the Bachelorette appeared to allude to the incident in a cryptic post made on Thursday.

In the Instagram Story, she revealed she was reading a book called Shadow Work, about ‘understanding and making peace with your darker side’.

What does it mean? Elly Miles courted controversy this week when she appeared to be partying with friends on Australia Day. And the Bachelorette appeared to allude to the incident in a cryptic post (above) made on Thursday

The self-help book also promised to help ‘discover the hidden forces that run and ruin your life!’ 

The post comes after Miles was accused of attending another boozy Australia Day party after copping backlash last year for giving a sombre speech about how painful the day can be for Indigenous people, shortly before downing shots at a backyard bash. 

The influencer, 27, was called out by Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck for ‘doing exactly what she apologised for last year’ after she posted a now-deleted photo of herself enjoying a glass of bubbly while surrounded by a group of pals.

In the now-deleted Instagram post on Wednesday, the reality star was seen smiling as she held up a glass of bubbly while seated at an outdoor table with her friends.  

Making headlines: Miles (pictured), 27, has been accused of attending ANOTHER boozy Australia Day party, after issuing an apology last year for her 'lapse in judgement'

Making headlines: Miles (pictured), 27, has been accused of attending ANOTHER boozy Australia Day party, after issuing an apology last year for her ‘lapse in judgement’

Elly has since insisted it wasn’t an Australia Day party.

‘I want to jump on my Stories really quick because I’ve got a couple of comments coming through on my photos that people are a bit worried that I’m at an Australia Day party,’ she began.

‘And I just want to say so you hear directly from me, I’m not. I’m at a friend’s house, [we’ve] got the kids in the pool, we’re hanging out. We’ve got some friends going away, that is all it is. 

What created the frenzy: The influencer was called out by Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck for 'doing exactly what she apologised for last year' after she posted a now-deleted photo to her socials of herself enjoying a glass of bubbly while surrounded by a group of pals

What created the frenzy: The influencer was called out by Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck for ‘doing exactly what she apologised for last year’ after she posted a now-deleted photo to her socials of herself enjoying a glass of bubbly while surrounded by a group of pals 

Addressing the talk: Following the backlash, Elly took to her Instagram Stories, insisting that she was not by any means at an Australia Day party

Addressing the talk: Following the backlash, Elly took to her Instagram Stories, insisting that she was not by any means at an Australia Day party 

‘So I wanted to come on here so you could hear directly from me. I want to clear that up right now. I am all for abolish the date.

‘I 110 per cent respect that this is Aboriginal land that we’re living on, and I’m not supporting Australia Day at all.’ 

Last year, Elly uploaded a video of herself delivering a sombre speech about how painful Australia Day can be for Indigenous people, before sharing a photo of herself attending an ‘Invasion Day’ protest in Sydney.  

Not an Australia Day party: 'And I just want to say so you hear directly from me, I'm not. I'm at a friend's house, [we've] got the kids in the pool, we're hanging out. We've got some friends going away, that is all it is,' she said

Not an Australia Day party: ‘And I just want to say so you hear directly from me, I’m not. I’m at a friend’s house, [we’ve] got the kids in the pool, we’re hanging out. We’ve got some friends going away, that is all it is,’ she said 

'I am sorry': Last year, Elly issued a public apology for attending an Australia Day pool party just hours after attending a change the date protest

‘I am sorry’: Last year, Elly issued a public apology for attending an Australia Day pool party just hours after attending a change the date protest

Just hours later, however, Elly raised eyebrows by documenting herself attending a boozy Australia Day pool party.

The rather tone-deaf sequence of events wasn’t lost on Elly’s Instagram followers, many of whom accused her of being a hypocrite. 

One fan wrote: ‘Just a little contradicting and confusing to be posting about your support with changing the date and then heading to what one can assume would be an Australia Day party… as it’s a party on Australia Day? 

Remorseful: Addressing the furore in an Instagram post at the time, the influencer issued an emotional apology

Remorseful: Addressing the furore in an Instagram post at the time, the influencer issued an emotional apology 

‘I hope you acknowledge this. I’ll be eager to see your reasoning.’

Another commented on Elly’s Instagram page: ‘It is very upsetting to see you post a change the date post on this day of mourning, yet you go to an Australia Day party the same day. This is so disappointing and beyond tone deaf.’ 

Other followers accused Elly of feigning empathy for Indigenous people to improve her public image as an influencer.

Lapse of judgement: 'I had a complete lapse of judgement and have a lot of regret for my actions. I sincerely apologise for upsetting anyone,' she wrote

Lapse of judgement: ‘I had a complete lapse of judgement and have a lot of regret for my actions. I sincerely apologise for upsetting anyone,’ she wrote

'Beyond tone deaf': Last year Elly was slammed for sharing an 'Invasion Day' message on Instagram (left) - just hours before attending a wild Australia Day pool party (right)

Conflicting messages? The influencer raised eyebrows by documenting herself attending a boozy party (pictured) not long after her sombre speech

‘Beyond tone deaf’: Last year Elly was slammed for sharing an ‘Invasion Day’ message on Instagram (left) – just hours before attending a wild Australia Day pool party (right) 

‘Your manager must have reminded you to give some lip service and a quick pic and then off to get blind and party. Performative influencers,’ one fan grumbled.

Another agreed: ‘I feel like these influencers say something about it just to say they did. Maybe because they’ll cop s**t if they don’t?’ 

Addressing the furore in an Instagram post at the time, Elly wrote: ‘To answer people’s comments from yesterday, there is nothing else I can say in this situation other than “I am sorry”.

'Be the change': Last year, Elly uploaded a video of herself delivering a sombre speech about how painful Australia Day can be for Indigenous people, before sharing a photo of herself attending an 'Invasion Day' protest in Sydney (pictured)

‘Be the change’: Last year, Elly uploaded a video of herself delivering a sombre speech about how painful Australia Day can be for Indigenous people, before sharing a photo of herself attending an ‘Invasion Day’ protest in Sydney (pictured) 

‘I had a complete lapse of judgement and have a lot of regret for my actions. I sincerely apologise for upsetting anyone,’ she added.

‘I stand by my attendance at the Change the Date protest and feel that it is an incredibly important issue. I truly wasn’t being insincere with my attendance.

‘I know how it looks, we all make mistakes – I made one yesterday and all I can say once again, from the bottom of my heart, is that I truly am sorry.’

Laidback: That afternoon, Elly shared a video of herself attending a backyard pool party

Laidback: That afternoon, Elly shared a video of herself attending a backyard pool party 

'Just a little contradicting and confusing': The rather tone-deaf sequence of events wasn't lost on Elly's Instagram followers, many of whom accused her of being a hypocrite

‘Just a little contradicting and confusing’: The rather tone-deaf sequence of events wasn’t lost on Elly’s Instagram followers, many of whom accused her of being a hypocrite

Relaxed: During the festivities, Elly was seen drinking with pals, taking shots of tequila and posing for selfies

Relaxed: During the festivities, Elly was seen drinking with pals, taking shots of tequila and posing for selfies


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