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Ex-Home and Away star calls out influencers who film themselves crying

Ex-Home and Away star calls out influencers who film themselves crying

On her Women On Top podcast, the actor explained just how performative some social media creators can get.

Former Home and Away star Tammin Sursok has slammed influencers for filming themselves crying purely for clout.

The actor dragged influenzas - sorry, my mistake, influencers - bearing it all on camera, explaining it’s ‘bulls**t’.

Sursok revealed that the only time she had ever cried on camera was when she suffered a miscarriage.

But, instead of the actor filming herself, her husband caught the vulnerable moment on film.

During her Women On Top podcast with actor Luke Cook, she explained just how performative some social media creators can get.

Sursok said: “When you are going through such severe pain...like if I got told that something happened to my husband or someone I loved died, the last thing I would be thinking of is a camera.

“I think that's the call out, what would you do in that situation if someone told you that someone passed away.

"Are you getting the camera out? And that's kind of the bulls**t metre, right?”

The mother-of-two added that she decided to post the video of her crying over her miscarriage to show others there's hope at the 'end of the tunnel' while shining a light on the issue.

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She shared: “I have not recorded myself ever crying and putting it up, but when I had a miscarriage, my husband recorded it because we thought we were going to get good news, and I cried.

“It wasn't for the camera, but I shared it when I had my second baby because it was so traumatic to me, and I wanted people to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it was very vulnerable.”

Many praised Sursok for calling those shedding a mountain of tears.

One person wrote: “One of my favourite posts is when you point out the insanity of posting every human experience instead of living that experience (especially tragedy).”

Another commented: “As soon as you take the camera out after hearing tragic news - you turn the focus on yourself and not the event that has happened. Isn’t making everything about yourself typical narcissistic behaviour?”

While a third chimed in: “It’s embarrassing.”

Sursok is most well known for starring in Home and Away, The Young and the Restless and Pretty Little Liars.

In 2019 she became a US citizen before returning to Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic with her husband, Sean McEwen, and their two daughters in 2021.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Tammin Sursok. Aaron Amat / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: TV and Film, Australia, Social Media, Celebrity, News