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Columnist Caitlin Moran branded a hypocrite over claims she ‘broke lockdown rules’

‘Sanctimonious hypocrite’: Neighbour calls out author Caitlin Moran after she writes ‘isolation is easy’ column, by revealing she spent the whole of Good Friday ‘loudly breaking the rules’ in a friend’s garden

  • Caitlin Moran wrote a column in the Times claiming covid-19 lockdown ‘is easy’
  • Suggested people create new rooms on landings and in cupboards to ‘explore’  
  • Claimed that she was spotted ‘loudly’ breaking lockdown in a neighbour’s garden in north London 
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

An author who described quarantining as ‘easy’ has been branded a ‘sanctimonious hypocrite’ after she was allegedly caught breaking lockdown rules to visit friends. 

Caitlin Moran wrote in today’s Times that her childhood with ‘seven siblings and 14 dogs’ had left her well prepared to give ‘advice on how to cope’ with a busy house during the coronavirus lockdown. 

But the broadcaster, 45, appears to have not taken her own direction, after, it is claimed, she was spotted ‘loudly’ flouting the rules at a friend’s home in Holloway, north London.

Columnist Caitlin Moran has been branded a ‘sanctimonious hypocrite’ after she was allegedly caught breaking lockdown rules to visit friends in London after describing quarantining as ‘easy’

Resident Simon Thompson took to social media to criticise the star’s ‘condescending’ article, after he spotted Moran in a neighbour’s garden.

He wrote: ‘@thetimes Maybe you want to reconsider this article considering @caitlinmoran spent most of yesterday afternoon loudly breaking the lock down rules in my neighbour’s garden.’

‘Would rather not have tweeted this out of respect for my neighbour but can’t stand the thought of someone making money off being a sanctimonious hypocrite.’ 

Mr Thompson added that he had not read the article, but said: ‘If the headline is anything to go off then the sentiment is extremely condescending to those struggling and following the rules.’

Caitlin Moran wrote in today's Times that her childhood with 'seven siblings and 14 dogs' had left her well prepared to give 'advice on how to cope' with a busy house during the coronavirus lockdown.

Caitlin Moran wrote in today’s Times that her childhood with ‘seven siblings and 14 dogs’ had left her well prepared to give ‘advice on how to cope’ with a busy house during the coronavirus lockdown.

Moran has in recent weeks been using her column to provide advice to those ‘confined to their homes’ on how to ‘ride it out’.

‘Although some people are self-isolating on their own, most people are suddenly confined to their houses with the rest of their family, 24/7,’ she writes, before referencing her upbringing in a crowded three-bed council house as the perfect trial run.

‘Consequently, I can give you a great deal of advice on how to cope with a house with too many living creatures in it, all desperate to find some relief from each other’s annoying faces and/or muzzles.’

For those tight on space, Moran suggests creating ‘new rooms’ to explore, by putting bean bags on the landing to create a reading space or moving rubbish out of staircase cupboards and making it a ‘micro-study’.

And in case the intensity of being stuck inside a tiny house, unable to visit friends, does actually get to you, Moran suggests to ‘lie face down on the front-room floor and cry. Bawl your eyes out.’

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