Laura Orgill went viral for her videos on posting during the initial lockdown. She has amassed more than 800,000 users on TikTok. Now , the 27-year-old from Rhondda has stated that she will not creating videos wearing the Royal Mail uniform or about her job as a postie since Royal Mail does not want her to share information about her work on social media. She added: “I am absolutely heartbroken and that’s how I began this journey. I started it as a TikTok posted.”Royal Mail bans postie from Tik Tok.
This follows Laura was the subject of negative headlines in the national press earlier in the year due to an inane video she made regarding not enough time for people to pick up their parcels. Since then, Laura continues to create regularly scheduled videos for her Instagram account, but they were not focused on her role as a postal worker and she’s just made an instructional video about the issue.
In the video which has over 370,000 viewers, the actress stated: “So, unfortunately, going ahead Royal Mail have decided that they do not require me to wear my uniform, or to discuss any aspect of Royal Mail.”
Royal Mail had previously been highly supportive of Laura’s writing and even featured her in a promotional video for their careers page on Facebook. In response to a request for comments the other day, Royal Mail said: “While we will not make any comments about any person, Royal Mail operates a explicit policy in relation to posts using its Royal Mail brand on social media.”
As Laura’s fame grew, as did the amount of complaints Royal Mail received about her. Laura explained: “Unfortunately the more I developed on this site (TikTok) I’ll be surrounded by people who don’t like me. It’s not right for Royal Mail for people just to be calling with hundreds of complaints against me every day, all day long, about nothing.” She stated that this wouldn’t become the final chapter for her TikTok account and will continue to create videos. She concluded the video with “It could be the end of TikTok postie , but it’s the beginning of a new chapter for only Laura Orgill.”