Husband accused of panic buying after sharing Star Wars-themed video of wife’s lengthy shopping bill


Husband is accused of panic buying after sharing a Star Wars-themed TikTok video poking fun at his wife’s lengthy lockdown shopping bill

  • The man, called Jay, shared video of his wife Ema-Lou’s food shop in Newcastle 
  • Video, which has been viewed 2.4million times, shows him panning down receipt
  • Viewers have criticised video calling it ‘selfish’, accusing family of ‘panic buying’

A husband has been accused of panic buying after he shared a Star Wars-themed video of his wife’s lengthy shopping bill. 

The man, called Jay, known as @jayandemalou on Tiktok, shared the video of his wife Ema-Lou’s food shop in Newcastle before the third coronavirus lockdown.

In the video, Jay pans down his Tesco food shopping receipt to the Star Wars opening credits music in a nod to the franchise’s iconic scenes.  

The man, called Jay, known as @jayandemalou on Tiktok, shared the video of his wife Ema-Lou’s food shop in Newcastle before the third coronavirus lockdown

The video, which has more than 2.4million views on the platform, was captioned: 'Most men in the UK will understand'

The video, which has more than 2.4million views on the platform, was captioned: ‘Most men in the UK will understand’ 

However, users have accused him of being ‘selfish’ after showing off the lengthy bill, reports the Mirror.   

The video, which has more than 2.4million views on the platform, was captioned:  ‘Most men in the UK will understand.

‘When the wife says she needs a “lockdown shop”.’

The footage has received mixed messages from users, with some accusing the family of ‘panic buying’. 

One wrote: ‘Selfish comes to mind glad we are thinking of others during the pandemic.’

Another said: ‘That’ll be all the wee pensioners going without now that the panic buying has commenced.’ 

In the video, Jay pans down his Tesco food shopping receipt to the Star Wars opening credits music in a nod to the franchise's iconic scenes

In the video, Jay pans down his Tesco food shopping receipt to the Star Wars opening credits music in a nod to the franchise’s iconic scenes

A third commented: ‘Lucky for those who can afford excessive shopping … Nice of them to be thoughtful and empty the shelves for those who can’t.’    

But Jay was quick to respond to the comments, saying: ‘Show me the panic buying? That’s a family shop to last 4/5 days … we’re a big family stuck in the house … need plenty of snacks.’  

This comes after some shops have begun rationing stock amid fears panic buying will reach levels seen during first lockdown.  

Aldi has begun rationing toilet roll, pasta, flour and eggs as supermarket bosses urge customers to ‘shop responsibly’ and not panic buy.

The product limits, which restrict shoppers to just three of each item, follow similar moves by rival chain Tesco. 

This comes after as shelves were stripped bare on the first day of Britain’s third national lockdown. 

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