Australia Day debate: Abbie Chatfield blasts Elly Miles for party post

Australia Day debate: Abbie Chatfield blasts Elly Miles for party post
Australia Day debate: Abbie Chatfield blasts Elly Miles for party post

Abbie Chatfield has taken aim at supposedly 'woke' Aussies who spent Australia Day partying with friends despite acknowledging the day is offensive to many Aboriginal people.

While she didn't name anyone specifically, fans are convinced she was referring to fellow Bachelor alum Elly Miles, who attended a boozy pool party on Wednesday, just hours after posting an 'always was, always will be' meme on Instagram.

It was a case of déjà vu for Elly, 27, who last year copped backlash after she gave a sombre speech about how painful Australia Day can be for Indigenous people, only to spend the rest of the day downing shots at a backyard bash. 

'You should know better by now': Abbie Chatfield (pictured) has taken aim at supposedly 'woke' Aussies who spent Australia Day partying with friends despite acknowledging the day is offensive to many Aboriginal people

Not again! While she didn't name anyone specifically, fans are convinced she was referring to fellow Bachelor alum Elly Miles (pictured), who attended a boozy pool party on Wednesday afternoon

'You should know better by now': Abbie Chatfield (left) has taken aim at supposedly 'woke' Aussies who spent Australia Day partying with friends despite acknowledging the day is offensive to many Aboriginal people. Fans are convinced she was referring to fellow Bachelor alum Elly Miles (right), who attended a boozy pool party on Wednesday afternoon

Despite describing last year's gathering as a 'lapse of judgment', Elly once again spent this Australia Day socialising and drinking with friends this year - but defended her actions by insisting 'it wasn't an Australia Day party'. 

Abbie, 26, who previously called out Elly's Australia Day antics last year, took to Instagram on Wednesday with another scathing message directed at Aussies like Elly who spent their public holiday having a good time. 

'If I've unfollowed you today, you should know why. Even if we're friends, it's 2022, we aren't doing this anymore and you should know better by now,' Abbie began, choosing not to refer to Elly by name.

''But it's not an Australia Day Party!!' Isn't an excuse. You're having a party / enjoying your public holiday on a day of mourning for First Nations people.' 

Controversy: Despite describing last year's gathering as a 'lapse of judgment', Elly once again spent this Australia Day socialising and drinking with friends this year (pictured) - but defended her actions by insisting 'it wasn't an Australia Day party'

Controversy: Despite describing last year's gathering as a 'lapse of judgment', Elly once again spent this Australia Day socialising and drinking with friends this year (pictured) - but defended her actions by insisting 'it wasn't an Australia Day party' 

'True lack of care': Abbie also seemingly called out Elly for sharing an Instagram post that read 'always was, always will be Aboriginal land' on Wednesday morning, just hours before kicking off her boozy celebrations in the afternoon

'Do you really give a s**t or nah?' In a subsequent post, Abbie questioned why Elly had chosen to attend a party rather than an Invasion Day protest

'True lack of care': Abbie also seemingly called out Elly for sharing an Instagram post that read 'always was, always will be Aboriginal land' on Wednesday morning, just hours before kicking off her boozy celebrations in the afternoon

Post: Elly had shared this meme before spending the afternoon partying with pals

Post: Elly had shared this meme before spending the afternoon partying with pals

Abbie also seemingly called out Elly for sharing an Instagram post that read 'always was, always will be Aboriginal land' on Wednesday morning, just hours before kicking off her boozy celebrations in the afternoon.  

'Don't reshare your bulls**t to try and absolve yourself of your true lack of care,' she raged, adding: 'If you're going to do it, don't lie to yourself.'

In a subsequent post, Abbie questioned why Elly had chosen to attend a party rather than an Invasion Day protest.

Semantics: Abbie also responded to Elly's excuse that she was attending a party on Australia Day rather than an 'Australia Day party'

Semantics: Abbie also responded to Elly's excuse that she was attending a party on Australia Day rather than an 'Australia Day party'

'Why do you bother posting "change the date" or more accurately "abolish Australia Day" if you're not going to come to the march, and spend the day at the beach or just hanging out with your mates? Do you really give a s**t or nah?

'Clearly there are reasons people can't attend the march, but plans with mates? Probably not more important than your desire not to celebrate genocide right? Encourage and try to be part of actual change if you care enough to post the sentiment on your [Instagram] Stories.'  

Abbie, who attended an Invasion Day protest in Sydney on Wednesday, said she 'didn't see any influencers' at the demonstration, and encouraged Elly to attend next time.

Disapproval: 'Do you see how that doesn't really add up? You don't have to have Australian flags flying and be speaking about your patriotism for it to be an Australia Day party. Just so you know,' she added

Disapproval: 'Do you see how that doesn't really add up? You don't have to have Australian flags flying and be speaking about your patriotism for it to be an Australia Day party. Just so you know,' she added 

'Come next year if it means so much to you,' she said. 

Abbie also responded to Elly's excuse that she was attending a party on Australia Day rather than an 'Australia Day party'.  

'People saying, "It's not an Australia Day party, I see no Australian flags anywhere. It's just a party on Australia Day", is the same as saying, "It isn't a New Year's Eve party, I see no sparklers or 2022 glasses anywhere. It's just a party on New Year's Eve,"' Abbie said. 

Where it all began: Elly and Abbie met on The Bachelor in 2019 (pictured on the show)

Where it all began: Elly and Abbie met on The Bachelor in 2019 (pictured on the show) 

'Do you see how that doesn't really add up? You don't have to have Australian flags flying and be speaking about your patriotism for it to be an Australia Day party. Just so you know,' she added.

On Wednesday, Elly 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, 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: On Wednesday, Elly 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

Making headlines: On Wednesday, Elly was called out by Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck for 'doing exactly what she apologised for last year' after she posted a

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