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Aussie Influencer Ruby Tuesday Matthews Under Fire For Selling Son’s T-shirts Online

Aussie Influencer Ruby Tuesday Matthews Under Fire For Selling Son’s T-shirts Online


Aussie influencer Ruby Tuesday Matthews has been selling her five year old’s handmade T-shirts for $50 online. She’s come under fire from commenters  who say she’s taking advantage of her loyal fan base by selling the tees at a marked up price.

Ruby Tuesday is a Byron Bay mum of three with has a huge fan base who love following her everyday life on the NSW coast. Now the former model has come under scrutiny after it was revealed she was selling T-shirts hand decorated by her middle child, Mars.

“Mars has a few shirts and singlets that we are going to sell here,” she said in a recent Instagram Stories post. “100 percent of the profits go into his piggy bank as he does not have a bank account yet. He just owes me money for the dye and shirts LOL but I’ll let that slide.”

The model’s business venture quickly caught the attention of influencer watchdog account Dutch Minty who asked:

“What do you think of @rubytuesdaymatthews selling tie dyed shirts for $50+ made by her 5 year old?”

Commenters were quick to respond condemning the mum’s decision.

“People are literally struggling to pay for groceries, $50 is a joke,” one person wrote.

“What the, when you think it can’t get any worst IT DOES,” another said.

“Yeah bc we’re going to buy shirts to fund a kids piggy bank, surely gotta be taking the p**s. The physical cringe reaction I had to this,” one said.

“What happened to a good ol’ fashioned lemonade stand,” another added.


Matthews did have her supporters though who said it was a great money making lesson for kids.

“I’m all for teaching kids how to make money and save. I believe it needs to be taught from a young age. Makes them appreciate things a lot better. Money doesn’t grow on trees,” one said.

“Cute concept, wild price,” another wrote.

“If her fans want to pay for something her kid did let them! She’s laughing all the way to the bank,” wrote one person.

And finally, this: “If people are stupid enough to pay that much then good on her.”

What do you think?


Images: Instagram



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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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