An angry woman, whose house had been used repeatedly by a few influencers for months as a backdrop for a photo shoot, has let loose and told them to get legitimate work.
Tayla Mellington and Ruby Ennor of 2021 Love Island Australia shared a series of videos on Saturday after the Gold Coast woman confronted them as they took photos outside her apartment building.
The pair said they were taking photos outside Mali Residences, a luxury condominium on Mermaid Beach, when the woman came out of the building with her baby.
None of the influencers live in Mali Residences.
“We were just going to (create) some content at Mali Residences… We were there,” Tayla began.
Ruby interrupted, “Mind our own business, aside.”
Tayla Mellington (left) and Ruby Ennor (right) shared a video ranting about an “abusive” woman who told them to “get real jobs” after spending months taking photos in front of her house
Tayla continued, “(We were) taking a picture of Ruby and this girl comes up to us and starts abusing us.
She says, “You’re devaluing the property, I’m going to call the police.” We just didn’t say anything, and she said, “You really don’t care, do you?” and I thought, “No, not really.”‘
Ruby chimed in to explain their reaction, “You know when someone comes up to you, you just ignore it because we’re not channeling in that energy.
“And she continued!”
Ruby claims the woman began to wonder if they were taking photos outside other properties.
She says, “Would you stand in front of someone else’s house and take pictures?” and we’re like, ‘Well, we do.’
Tayla continued, ‘She said, ‘Well, you’re invading their privacy’, so I said, ‘I’m not going to their house, out front on the footpath we’re taking pictures, we’d never go into anyone’s property’.’
The woman (pictured above) told the couple to ‘get a real job’ and made the nasty comment that if they were ‘more attractive’ they would ‘get paid to model’
Tayla and Ruby have been posting photos from outside Mali Residences (above) for several months despite neither of them living there
Ruby said the woman’s comments then got personal with her comment about how “attractive” the pair were.
“She says, ‘Why don’t you get a real job? You don’t make money this way,'” she said.
“Then she says, ‘If you were that attractive, you’d get paid to model.'”
Tayla continued, “I was like, ‘Excuse me?’ and then she raises the finger—mind you, she’s got a baby.’
The pair said they complained about the aggressive exchange and called the woman a “b**ch” when a second resident called out their behavior.
“She was like, ‘What did you say about her,’ so I said, ‘I called her ab***ch,’ Tayla said.
“I was like, ‘She just told me I’m not pretty and I’m not attractive. She said, ‘Well, she shouldn’t have said that, but we’re all tired of this.’
“So I’m like, ‘Oh my god, we’re literally not doing anything wrong.'”
Tayla shared footage of the encounter in a follow-up video, in which the upset resident told them to “get a real job.”
Ruby said she and Tayla refused to respond to the woman’s anger because they “don’t channel that energy” (pictured, a photo of Ruby taken outside Mali Residences on Saturday)
Tayla denounced the woman for being “abusive” as the pair did “nothing wrong” (pictured, a photo of Tayla taken outside Mali Residences on Saturday)
Dozens of Aussies sided with the residents, telling Tayla and Ruby to “take pictures at your place.”
“Sorry, but it’s really annoying. It’s quite a luxury apartment block and I don’t think the residents really want people to make noise,” wrote another.
“I’m on Karen’s side, find something better to do with your life than take selfies,” said a third.
Not your property, but you feel entitled to use it for a photo shoot. Who’s got the guts?,” another wrote.
However, others said the residents were overly dramatic.
“Like honestly, how does it really affect them? Life is way too short to let trivial things like that ruin your day,” one person wrote.
‘Was she old? Another girl in the same place had experienced this and they caught it on camera!’ said another.
“I can’t help but feel so angry about some girls getting their picture taken,” a third wrote.
Some comments under Tayla and Ruby’s tirade called them “entitled,” while others said the angry resident was overly dramatic (pictured Tayla posing outside Mali Residences in June)
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Tayla Mellington’s management for comment.