Model Kerri Gribble slammed for 'tone deaf' advice to a struggling fan (2024)

An Instagram model and former influencer has come under fire for boasting about how she 'owns four houses and is buying a fifth' in response to a struggling fan asking for advice.

Kerri Gribble, 23, took to her Instagram Stories to try and relate to a 23-year-old follower who said they felt 'lost' and 'behind' in life.

She said she felt 'the same' way before going on to 'boast' she and her partner Josh Henke own four houses and are buying another.

Kerri said she tries to remember she's doing 'pretty well' in life because she can have the air-conditioning on as long as she wants and still be able to 'pay the bill for it'.

Her comments came in response to a fan, who wrote to her asking for 'advice for feeling lost in life' adding: 'I'm 23 and feel like I'm so far behind for people my age.'

Instagram model and former influencerKerri Gribble has come under fire for boasting about how she 'owns four houses and is buying a fifth' in response to a struggling fan asking for advice

To which Kerri responded: 'I'm 23 and I feel the same too gf!! Sometimes I just sit back and think fk, I can have the aircon on for as long as I like and know I can pay the bill for it, then I remember I'm doing pretty well [love heart emoji].

'Josh and I own four houses, about to buy our fifth and live a pretty financially free lifestyle and I feel like I'm behind too. It's just human nature I think xx.'

Kerri immediately came under fire from fans who branded her reply as 'tone deaf' and 'out of touch', and criticised her for not providing any advice for the 'lost' fan in her reply.

She then doubled down on her remarks in a follow-up post, where she clarified she was trying to say that everyone 'feels behind no matter what', but admitted she 'probably could have worded' it better.

She penned: 'I'm saying we all feel behind no matter what situation we're in, it's human nature. Everyone's doing their best to get where they need to be, don't stress.

'Probably could have worded what I said better but guess what, no one is actually perfect hehe (as much as we want to be).

Kerritook to her Instagram Stories to try and relate to a 23-year-old follower who said they felt 'lost' and 'behind' in life

She said she felt 'the same' way before going on to 'boast' she and her partner Josh Henke own four houses and are buying another

After coming under fire from fans, she then doubled down on her remarks in a follow-up post, where she clarified she was trying to say that everyone 'feels behind no matter what', but admitted she 'probably could have worded' it better

'If you compare yourself too much to people online and it really gets you down, unfollow, block, delete, remove etc etc TRUST ME. I'm grateful for everything I have.'

Last year, Kerri - whoboasts more than 190,000TikTok followers and is anOnlyFanscreator-revealed that she is no longer 'influencing'after she was 'cancelled'over a 'fat-shaming' feud with a rival model.

She made therevelation during an Instagram Q&Awhen a fan questioned her main source of income, asking if it comes from her 'work as an influencer' or 'another job'.

'I'm answering this because I found it funny when I was "cancelled" (still am, don't care) everyone was like, "She's going to go broke because all of her brand deals,"' she replied.

'The MOST I have made from a brand deal is less than $10,000...'

Kerri continued: 'I don't do "influencing" anymore. I'm purely an S worker [sex worker] with my boyfriend of three years, and that's how we make our money.'

TheAdelaide-based model was an OnlyFans creator prior to her 'fat-shaming' controversy late in 2022.

In December 2022, Kerri was called out - and dropped by a popular fashion label - after calling rival social media star Mikaela Testa 'fat' in a video.

Last year, Kerri - who is also a creator on OnlyFans - revealed that she is no longer 'influencing' after she was 'cancelled' over a 'fat-shaming' feud with a rival model

At the time, the blondedeclared 'social media is fake' and 'Mikaela Testa is fat in person' in a clip shared to Snapchat.

There was instant backlash from fans of Mikaela, 22, who hails from Melbourne and has 3.1 million TikTok followers as well as being a popular OnlyFans star.

Following the controversy, Kerri shared a lengthy written apology, in which she insisted there was 'more to the story'.

'I guess I see the world differently but I'm not going to sit here and beat myself up for saying something bad about someone, as I'm human, we all do it with our friends,' she wrote.

'I'm still a human, I make mistakes, I say bad things, I yell, I scream, I cry, I don't do anything different to absolutely anybody else. I am so happy to be me, and that I'm grown and mature enough to forgive and love myself even after making mistakes.'

She went on to say she was simply surprised Mikaela 'looked different in person' and did not consider calling someone 'fat' to be an insult.

In December 2022, Kerri was called out - and dropped by a popular fashion label - after calling rival social media star Mikaela Testa (pictured) 'fat' in a scathing video

'I do not think Mik is "fat". Her and I could wear the same clothes, and I do not think of myself as fat,' she wrote.

'I also don't find being "fat" as an insult. It doesn't make me upset and to all the girls out there who do get called fat, I think you're still beautiful.

'Fat is not a disgusting word to me. I was taken aback because Mik looked different in person BUT not bad! She was still gorgeous!'

The influencer added she had not meant to post the video publicly, and that it was 'a drunk Snapchat that was meant to be sent to my best friends'.

Kerri also insisted she had not lost any work as a result of the backlash.

READ MORE: Influencer is dropped by fashion label for fat-shaming fellow TikTok star Mikaela Testa

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