Rita Ora unintentionally created quite the uproar when she posted photos of her ‘date night’ with Conor McGregor at the British Fashion Awards on Monday.
Thousands of people on social media made their opinions clear and Conor McGregor‘s SBG teammate and sparring partner Artem Lobov also went and got himself involved on Twitter.
And then deleted it.
Sorry Rita, Burgers are nice but not when a man has steak at home.
Rita’s tweet got fans hot under the collar due to the nature of the caption, ‘date night’.
They were quick off the mark to comment on the fact McGregor has been with his childhood sweetheart Dee Devlin for nine years and suggested Rita should have ‘more respect’.
Because I forgot, women aren’t allowed to sit at the same table as men in a purely platonic fashion, right?
Ally Rock wrote: ‘Wow, so much dislike for Rita! If my boyfriend got that close and personal with an excuse of a woman like Rita Ora after 9 years together and just after having his baby recently, I’d leave him at it! So much disrespect in one picture from both people!’
And @DricoMonster wondered whether Conor realised what he was doing at the British Fashion Awards last night.
Thanks for the concern, maybe he wanted to have some kind of social life, but that’s none of my business.
This is the sort of abuse Rita faced on Twitter:
That’s lovely for his partner and mother of his child, have a bit of respect maybe?
— Sandra Cashman (@sandracashman18) December 5, 2017
Does Rita Ora not know that Conor McGregor has a girlfriend who’s the mother of his son? And does Conor not realize what he’s doing too? Talk about home-wrecking!
— Drico (@DricoMonster) December 5, 2017
Seriously disrespectful to his partner and mother of his child
— Clare WithTheHair ™ (@ClareWithTheHai) December 5, 2017
Rita Ora may get DOWN off Conor McGregor, home wrecker !!!!!
— Caitlin (@caitlink1998) December 5, 2017
To knowingly tag another woman’s partner in a post saying date night is really poor behaviour. Hope the headlines are worth it.
— Broccoli Pockets (@KELLYD1) December 5, 2017
She'd be RIP for real if this was my husband
— Saffron Snow (@Saffylockey) December 5, 2017
Wow, so much dislike for Rita!! If my boyfriend got that close and personal with an excuse of a woman like Rita Ora after 9 years together and just after having his baby recently, I’d leave him at it! So much disrespect in one picture from both people!!!
— Ally Rock (@AllyRock89) December 6, 2017
— Claire Doherty (@Claire_lou28) December 5, 2017
Of course some people were able to see it for what it clearly was and defended the two stars:
Y'ALL fucking chill , they're just friends, she was calling everyone her date, that's what she does with her friends , btw , her real boyfriend Andrew Watt was there , take a chill pill https://t.co/Zv27xUOag2
— Ruben ✌️ (@RubenRaz) December 5, 2017
Saying what ? It's her friend , again what part of she goes by "date" with all her friends you don't get ? 1. It wasn't a date and they were posing for pictures as friends as they were with friends
2. It's none of your business
3. Her wife liked the post, not offended pic.twitter.com/oygjAIzh85
— Ruben ✌️ (@RubenRaz) December 5, 2017
Oh you're complaining about her caption "date night". Hahaha. Everyone is so sensitive these days, nobody can say "boo" for fear of a unicorn crying and dropping dead from sadness.
— JK Nutrition (@JKnutrition) December 5, 2017
Rita went on to perform a rendition of George Michael’s Freedom at the event while wearing a Versace designed printed catsuit.
Conor also shared his excitement to be wearing Versace clobber on social media, alongside Ora and Lewis Hamilton.
Rita and Conor continued partying until the early hours at the fashion event’s after party, sharing a story with her Instagram followers, and tagging McGregor, claiming they were the last ones standing.
Given Conor’s known devotion to his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, who he has been with since 2008, it’d be fairly out of the blue for him to be doing anything else elsewhere.
Conor and Dee, the 30-year-old Irishwoman who has been with Conor since before he stepped into an MMA ring, recently welcomed a bouncing baby boy, aptly named Conor Jack McGregor Junior.
To imply infidelity based on two Instagram stories is an insult to their close knit family, who are currently more concerned with showing baby Conor a good time for his first Christmas.
Rita also uploaded a photo of her sat with fashion legend Donatella Versace with the caption: ‘Last night with my real date.’
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) December 5, 2017
Ora and McGregor are yet to comment on the made-up scandal, and why should they?