Celebrity·Posted on Jan 29, 2021Rita Ora Apparently Gave A Restaurant Thousands Of Dollars To Break COVID Rules For Her Birthday And, Of Course, The Internet Had Thoughts*Deep exhale.*by Natasha JokicBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Rita Ora is in some hot water over her 30th birthday party. David M. Benett / Getty Images According to the police, Rita's team gave a London restaurant £5,000 ($6,865) to break lockdown rules for her birthday in November. View this photo on Instagram Rita Ora / Via instagram.com Between 15–20 people attended, reportedly including Cara and Poppy Delevingne. Rita was also supposed to have been in isolation at the time, as she'd flown back from Egypt the week before. Plus, Rita's security team reportedly asked for the CCTV cameras to be turned off. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images On the day before the party, Rita posted on her birthday, writing, "It felt weird not doing anything for my bday so being me I dressed up and ate cake." View this photo on Instagram Rita Ora / Via Instagram: @ritaora Her team reached out to the restaurant the next day, according to the general manager of the restaurant. Rita has previously apologized for the party via an IG story: "I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was a spur of the moment decision." View this photo on Instagram Rita Ora / Via instagram.com "I'm deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn putting people at risk. This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement." She's also been part of campaigns to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus, including a UNICEF video where she said, "Together we can help stop the spread of the coronavirus." View this photo on Instagram Rita Ora / Via Instagram: @ritaora As for the internet's reaction, some responded with humor: shane reaction ☘️ @shane_reaction_ Rita Ora and her friends when they see CCTV in a restaurant 04:25 PM - 28 Jan 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @shane_reaction_ HTJ @htj86 Rita Ora’s negotiation tactics to open a restaurant and turn off their CCTV during lockdown. https://t.co/RIKoPdIt2X 01:10 PM - 28 Jan 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @htj86 Whereas others took things more seriously: Alex Russell 🍑🧷 @alexrussisdead “Rita Ora made a mistake” they said, as her team offered £5K to break the COVID restrictions and turned off all the CCTV for 24 hours. Sis knew what she was doing. 🥴 03:49 PM - 28 Jan 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @alexrussisdead Grandad Wheels @GrandadWheels Flicking through Sky News on my phone I've just seen these headlines next to each other. "Hospital staff bring elderly couple dying with COVID-19 together for final moments" "CCTV at Rita Ora's birthday party was switched off, police say" I am angry and sad in equal measures 02:37 PM - 28 Jan 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @GrandadWheels We'll keep you posted if Rita chooses to comment on the situation further.