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Rita Ora Apparently Gave A Restaurant Thousands Of Dollars To Break COVID Rules For Her Birthday And, Of Course, The Internet Had Thoughts

*Deep exhale.*

Rita Ora is in some hot water over her 30th birthday party.

Rita Ora posing at an event wearing a dress with a feathered and bejeweled collar, drop earrings, and her hair in an updo
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According to the police, Rita's team gave a London restaurant £5,000 ($6,865) to break lockdown rules for her birthday in November.

Plus, Rita's security team reportedly asked for the CCTV cameras to be turned off.

Rita
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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."

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."

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."

As for the internet's reaction, some responded with humor:

Rita Ora and her friends when they see CCTV in a restaurant

Twitter: @shane_reaction_

Rita Ora’s negotiation tactics to open a restaurant and turn off their CCTV during lockdown. https://t.co/RIKoPdIt2X

Twitter: @htj86

Whereas others took things more seriously:

“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. 🥴

Twitter: @alexrussisdead

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

Twitter: @GrandadWheels

We'll keep you posted if Rita chooses to comment on the situation further.