'Upset' Saudi tourism officials order Georgia Love to remove her holiday photos from Instagram

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‘Upset’ Saudi tourism officials order Georgia Love to remove all of her holiday photos from Instagram after she and husband Lee Elliott received backlash for the controversial trip

Georgia Love and Lee Elliott have deleted all of their Instagram photos from their recent trip to Saudi Arabia after receiving backlash from fans.

The couple were reportedly asked to delete their posts by Saudi tourism officials.

The 33-year-old former Bachelorette and her husband of a year were recently given an all-expenses paid trip by Visit Saudi to help promote tourism in the nation.

Disappearing act: Georgia Love and Lee Elliott have deleted all of their Instagram photos from their recent trip to Saudi Arabia after receiving backlash from fans

Disappearing act: Georgia Love and Lee Elliott have deleted all of their Instagram photos from their recent trip to Saudi Arabia after receiving backlash from fans

Georgia and Lee, 40, were asked to share photos from their holiday on their respective social media pages in exchange for the free trip. 

But their holiday attracted plenty of controversy, with many fans flagging the Middle Eastern country’s horrific human rights record.

Shortly afterwards, both Georgia and Lee removed all of their social media posts, supposedly at the direction of Saudi tourism officials, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday,

Now you see it, now you don't: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the couple was asked to delete their posts by Saudi tourism officials

Now you see it, now you don’t: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the couple was asked to delete their posts by Saudi tourism officials

‘She was told by the Saudi tourism people to remove all of the posts, they were fantastic with her,’ Georgia’s manager confirmed.

‘They were quite upset that she was getting a lot of negative reaction and they said, “We don’t want this to impede on your trip so please remove all those posts and don’t do any more posting.”

‘They were very sympathetic to her situation and said, “Remove the posts, we don’t require you to do any more posting for us.”‘

Working holiday: The 33-year-old former Bachelorette and her husband of a year were recently given an all-expenses paid trip by Visit Saudi to help promote tourism in the nation

Working holiday: The 33-year-old former Bachelorette and her husband of a year were recently given an all-expenses paid trip by Visit Saudi to help promote tourism in the nation

After teasing the holiday, Georgia revealed that she and Lee had travelled to Saudi Arabia to promote tourism in the beleaguered nation. 

‘After only opening to tourists in 2019, we can’t state how excited we are to be among the first Aussies to tour Saudi,’ she wrote in a since-deleted post on Instagram.

‘To us, it is important to see, experience and learn about all cultures around us and to see how much and how fast our world is changing. We can’t wait to bring you along on this incredible experience with us.’

Promotion: Georgia and Lee, 40, were asked to share photos from their holiday on their respective social media pages in exchange for the free trip

Promotion: Georgia and Lee, 40, were asked to share photos from their holiday on their respective social media pages in exchange for the free trip

One photo showed the couple arriving at the airport in Saudi Arabia, while another saw them sipping beverages out of coconuts. 

Lee later addressed the backlash in a post on Instagram, explaining that he understood the anger their holiday had garnered.  

‘We thought long and hard about coming and we decided to come as the world is changing for the better and Saudi along with it,’ he wrote.

Backlash: Their holiday attracted plenty of controversy, with many fans flagging the Middle Eastern country's horrific human rights record

Backlash: Their holiday attracted plenty of controversy, with many fans flagging the Middle Eastern country’s horrific human rights record

‘We strongly believe by Saudi opening up to the rest of the world and by tourists being here it has to be more accountable and hope this is a change for the better. 

‘Trust me, we looked into it before coming and believe many things have changed for the better in more recent times and hope they continue to do so.’

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to both Georgia and Lee for additional comment.  

'She was told by the Saudi tourism people to remove all of the posts, they were fantastic with her,' Georgia's manager confirmed to The Daily Telegraph

‘She was told by the Saudi tourism people to remove all of the posts, they were fantastic with her,’ Georgia’s manager confirmed to The Daily Telegraph

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