She’s in hot water over this one. Meri Brown shared some photos and videos from her house to her Instagram Story on July 21 indicating that there was a wildfire raging near here Flagstaff home. “Super efficient and getting lots done today until this forest fire started only about 15 miles from me,” she wrote. “Don’t worry, I’m already freaking out … No seriously, I really am!” That’s totally understandable and there’s nothing wrong with that reaction, of course, but it was subsequent posts she shared that rubbed some Sister Wives fans the wrong way.
Meri, 48, revealed on July 23, “I’m on pre-evac notice. Getting all valuables out! Oh, the stress!” The reality TV personality then directed her followers to check out her website for LuLaRoe clothes because she wanted to sell them rather than store them all away. “I’m shipping today, or it’s going in boxes into storage far away from the fire! … Since I’m boxing stuff up and moving it out anyway, I’d rather ship my inventory to you!” She also added a slide that read, “Clear my shop fire sale.” Fans were not exactly pleased with Meri for using the fire to make sales, to say the least.
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“So tacky of her to use a natural disaster to peddle her mlm leggings,” one reddit user wrote. Another fan responded, “OMG I just jokingly commented that she should do a fire sale but she actually did. That’s awful.” Someone else wrote, “She is 100 percent using this fire as an excuse to do some sort of flash sale on her crap. I’ve been somewhat more positive on Meri lately but this just killed it for me.”
Thankfully, Meri updated her Instagram Story on July 24 and let her followers know the evacuations were lifted. According to KNAU, in the Flagstaff area, “Residents ordered to evacuate at more than two dozen homes this week have been allowed to return.” While the danger seems to have passed, the ill will toward Meri from Sister Wives fans may linger long after the flames are put out.
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