Captain Tom’s vacation defended by Dr Emily Andre as vile trolls launch abuse
Dr Emily Andre has slammed trolls who criticized the late Captain Tom Moore’s trip to Barbados, weeks before his death from coronavirus.
The 31-year-old doctor, who is married to pop singer Peter Andre, criticized those who hit Captain Tom after taking a “to-do list” trip to the Caribbean in December.
The famous family of the famous fundraiser made it clear that he tested negative for the coronavirus before and after his vacation in December and that he only contracted the virus after a ten-day stay in hospital for pneumonia.
He sadly passed away last Tuesday at the age of 100, but that didn’t stop twisted trolls from posting nasty messages on Twitter about his trip.
Talk inside her OKAY! magazine column, Dr Emily said the criticism was “absolutely terrible” with the NHS doctor, who has been on the front lines against Covid-19, saying the holidays were “perfectly acceptable”.
Dr Emily wrote: ‘Some people have questioned whether or not he should have visited Barbados in December with his family, and some have even trolled his family about it.
“I think it’s absolutely terrible, Captain Tom was the kind of person to seize every opportunity, and it was no different.
“It was a must-see trip, you only live once and he went there when it was perfectly acceptable to do so.
“I think I would do the same if British Airways gave me a trip to Barbados and I was 100 years old.”
Emily went on to say that Captain Tom’s fundraising efforts “meant so much” to the NHS and that he was “sorely missed”.
Piers Morgan was one of the biggest names to attack trolls on social media, defending Captain Tom in a furious attack.
He said at the time: ‘If your first thought on hearing Captain Sir Tom Moore is in the hospital battling coronavirus, 100 years old, knowing how dangerous this situation is, if your first thought is to drag him and his family, on Twitter.
“A perfectly legal trip to Barbados, a trip of a lifetime, to give him a break, he was offered a free trip, we don’t know if that had anything to do with his subsequent illness.
“It’s February now, it was December, we don’t know at all, but frankly it’s a question for the family, they haven’t done anything wrong.”
Captain Tom was admitted to Bedford hospital on January 12 and was unable to receive a vaccine against the deadly virus due to the treatment he was undergoing.
Son Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira released a statement after his death, which read: “We are so grateful to have been with him for the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia at her bedside and Lucy on FaceTime.
“We spent hours chatting with him, remembering our childhood and our wonderful mother. We shared laughter and tears together.
“The last year of our father’s life has been nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he had never dreamed of.
“While he had been in so many hearts for a short time, he was an amazing father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.”
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