Megan Gale slams claims she was given special treatment during lockdown


Megan Gale has rubbished claims that her celebrity led to special treatment during the lockdown

The model, 46, shared an article by Steve Price titled: ‘AFL and celebrities getting special privileges in Covid lockdowns’ to Instagram on Friday. 

She wrote in a lengthy caption: ‘This is a great article by @steveprice7571 and I wholeheartedly agree with his stance. 

 Anger: Megan Gale (pictured) has rubbished claims that her celebrity led to special treatment during the lockdown. The model, 46, shared an article by Steve Price titled: ‘AFL and celebrities getting special privileges in Covid lockdowns’ to Instagram on Friday

‘People with public profiles shouldn’t get special treatment in regards to lockdowns, quarantine or travel during this pandemic. But please keep in mind there are those who have never asked for special treatment nor been offered it.

‘I would say special treatment is the exception not the rule. Articles like this, while raising valid points, do however run the risk of leading the public to believe that ALL celebrities have special entitlements and it reinforces that perception. 

‘This results in people like myself copping hatred and abuse online because the public assume ALL celebrities are being treated differently which is completely unfair and I speak from personal experience.’

She wrote in a lengthy caption: 'People with public profiles shouldn't get special treatment in regards to lockdowns, quarantine or travel during this pandemic. But please keep in mind there are those who have never asked for special treatment nor been offered it'

She wrote in a lengthy caption: ‘People with public profiles shouldn’t get special treatment in regards to lockdowns, quarantine or travel during this pandemic. But please keep in mind there are those who have never asked for special treatment nor been offered it’ 

Megan travelled from Melbourne to Western Australia following her brother Jason’s tragic death in July last year – and said she did everything by the book.  

‘I had great difficulty securing travel into WA last year even on compassionate grounds,’ she wrote. 

‘When I eventually did manage to get clearance to travel, it was still made very difficult for me to board my flight to WA without showing proper documentation and proof of my circumstances. 

Loss: Megan travelled from Melbourne to Western Australia following her brother Jason's tragic death in July last year - and said she did everything by the book. 'I had great difficulty securing travel into WA last year even on compassionate grounds,' she wrote

Loss: Megan travelled from Melbourne to Western Australia following her brother Jason’s tragic death in July last year – and said she did everything by the book. ‘I had great difficulty securing travel into WA last year even on compassionate grounds,’ she wrote

‘I followed the stipulated procedures like everybody else and completed my 14 day quarantine at the same dark, dingy, dirty hotel with no sunlight or fresh air like everybody else.’ 

She went on: ‘I was however still trolled and abused online because it was simply assumed, due to my profile, that I had skipped quarantine and gotten special treatment. This was based purely on perception not fact. 

‘And it is articles like this one that reinforce that perception and I feel a responsibility to correct that. Different rules shouldn’t apply to different people and in some cases it has and that’s beyond wrong. 

Tragic end: Jason Gale, 49, (pictured) was last seen at a petrol station on July 14 in Western Australia, and was found dead a week later in bushland next to his 1999 Honda CR-V SUV.  Following a desperate week-long search by family, friends and police, he was found dead next to his car. The death was not considered suspicious

Tragic end: Jason Gale, 49, (pictured) was last seen at a petrol station on July 14 in Western Australia, and was found dead a week later in bushland next to his 1999 Honda CR-V SUV.  Following a desperate week-long search by family, friends and police, he was found dead next to his car. The death was not considered suspicious

‘But please don’t assume there is this secret celebrity Covid Club where we play by our own rules as it’s simply not the case. 

‘Please don’t go online and abuse someone because you assume they have received special treatment simply because ‘you read it somewhere’. 

‘Also think about what that person could be going through before you choose anger and hatred over kindness, compassion and understanding. All due respect to you @steveprice7571 . It was a very good piece. I just wanted to balance out the view and give a more realistic take on it.’  

Megan said: 'I followed the stipulated procedures like everybody else and completed my 14 day quarantine at the same dark, dingy, dirty hotel with no sunlight or fresh air like everybody else. I was however still trolled and abused online'

Megan said: ‘I followed the stipulated procedures like everybody else and completed my 14 day quarantine at the same dark, dingy, dirty hotel with no sunlight or fresh air like everybody else. I was however still trolled and abused online’

In September last year, Megan broke her silence on her brother Jason’s death, which occurred in July.

Jason Gale, 49, was last seen at a petrol station on July 14 in Western Australia, and was found dead a week later in bushland next to his 1999 Honda CR-V SUV.   

Following a desperate week-long search by family, friends and police, he was found dead next to his car. The death was not considered suspicious.

Jason, an industrial mechanic, was known for ‘going bush’ but his friend Belinda Murray said he had never disappeared before.

Hurt: 'Please don't go online and abuse someone because you assume they have received special treatment simply because 'you read it somewhere'. Also think about what that person could be going through before you choose anger and hatred over kindness, compassion and understanding,' Megan wrote

Hurt: ‘Please don’t go online and abuse someone because you assume they have received special treatment simply because ‘you read it somewhere’. Also think about what that person could be going through before you choose anger and hatred over kindness, compassion and understanding,’ Megan wrote 

Ms Murray said Jason ‘really struggled’ after watching a man die in a tragic 2018 incident at a wastewater plant south of Perth.

Daily Mail Australia understands Jason was one of a group of colleagues who were there with the victim when he was struck and killed by a pipe.

Megan said it was a difficult decision whether to travel over to Perth for the funeral, and spend two weeks in quarantine by herself, or to remain with family in her time of grief.

Ultimately she chose to travel to Perth, knowing she ‘would regret not going’ to his funeral, where he was cremated at Fremantle Cemetery.

Power couple: Megan balances her media commitments with motherhood. She is pictured with AFL star fiancé Shaun Hampson, 33 (left)

Power couple: Megan balances her media commitments with motherhood. She is pictured with AFL star fiancé Shaun Hampson, 33 (left) 

‘Part of me wanted to stay in Melbourne and be with my kids and my man at that time when I needed comfort more than any other time in my life,’ she said.

‘But I also wanted to be in Perth to support my mum, my brother and the rest of my family, and play a part in sending my brother off and putting him to rest.’

The model also revealed her concerns about her attendance drawing ‘more media attention’ to her brother’s death. 

Megan balances her media commitments with motherhood, sharing son River, seven, and daughter Rosie, three, with AFL star fiancé Shaun Hampson, 33. 

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Her pride and joy: Shaun is pictured with the couple's children, son River, seven, and daughter Rosie, three

Her pride and joy: Shaun is pictured with the couple’s children, son River, seven, and daughter Rosie, three 



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