Updated: Made In Chelsea's Lucy Watson responds after being blasted for "stupid" homeless comment

Published Tuesday, Dec 9 2014, 19:41 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Made In Chelsea star Lucy Watson has taken to Twitter after being blasted by fans for making an "idiotic" and "stupid" comment online about homeless people.

Lucy, who has experienced a privileged upbringing, took to Twitter today (9 December) and told her followers: "I quite like the homeless look."

Made In Chelsea's Lucy Watson enjoys night out in Dubai, 29 November 2014

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Lucy Watson makes comment about "homeless look" - 9 Dec 2014

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After making the statement to her 812,000 followers, Lucy - whose father is a multimillionaire - was then slammed for "trivialising" the plight of people who genuinely have nowhere to live.

One told Lucy: "My brother really is homeless, don't trivialise this issue. Seriously, I just lost all respect for you. Wow." Another follower said: "Being homeless isn't a 'look'."

After being branded an "idiot" by another fan, one shot back: "Well, let's hope you are never really homeless then! #stupid."

Lucy later clarified her remark, tweeting a link to a fashion newspaper article about a Vivienne Westwood collection described by its writer as "homeless chic" in January.

She told followers: "'Homeless Chic" is a term used by fashion magazines... I am not making fun of homeless people. Calm down."

Lucy has had a life many people would be envious of. Growing up, she was educated at St Catherine's independent school in Surrey and now works as a jewellery designer. She found fame in series four of Made In Chelsea.

The reality star's father is an entrepreneur who reportedly sold a pub company in 2011 for £70 million. He also owns The Phene, a pub in Chelsea which is a known celebrity hangout.

Lucy, meanwhile, is often jetting off on expensive foreign holidays with her friends and MIC co-stars - including a recent trip to Dubai, where she stayed at the expensive Four Seasons hotel.

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