Nadia Sawalha reveals her parents ‘hate’ the way they are made to feel like ‘a burden’ amid pandemic


Nadia Sawalha heaped praise on her parents on Wednesday after revealing they feel like they are ‘a burden’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to Instagram, the Loose Women star, 55, shared a series of snaps of mum Roberta and dad Nadim, as she she reassured them that they are far from what they think they’re perceived as.

Captioning her post, Nadia powerfully penned: ‘Not ‘elderly’ not ‘vulnerable’ not ‘a burden’ not ‘a drain on the system’’ as she declared how much her parents meant to her.

Loving daughter: Nadia Sawalha heaped praise on her parents on Wednesday after revealing they feel like they are ‘a burden’ amid the coronavirus pandemic

The TV presenter shared several fun snaps of her mum and dad dressed in padded white hooded coats with a furry trim, while they enjoyed a pork pie each. 

Roberta and Nadim appeared content and happy as they shared a laugh in the pics, while another showed patriarch Nadim chilling out in a red beret. 

Captioning the sweet snaps, Nadia penned: ‘Not ‘elderly‘ not ‘vulnerable’ not ‘a burden‘ not ‘a drain on the system’ Or any of the other words used to describe a huge section of our society.’

Folks: Taking to Instagram, the Loose Women star, 55, shared a series of snaps of mum Roberta and dad Nadim, as she she reassured them that they are far from what they think they're perceived as

Folks: Taking to Instagram, the Loose Women star, 55, shared a series of snaps of mum Roberta and dad Nadim, as she she reassured them that they are far from what they think they’re perceived as

Expressing how much her actor father dislikes being defined in such a way, she continued: ‘Dad says he hates being defined in that way. He hates the way the media pigeon hole his generation and leave them feeling like they are a burden.

‘Well let me tell you Mum and Dad none of those descriptions come to my mind when I look at you. What does though , is a damn cool couple sat in their boyband coats eating pork pies and having a hoot!! 

‘I love you both so much. Funny, wise and infuriating!! Just as it should be !! @nadimsawalha.’

Living their best life: The TV presenter shared several fun snaps of her mum and dad dressed in padded white hooded coats with a furry trim, while they enjoyed a pork pie each

Living their best life: The TV presenter shared several fun snaps of her mum and dad dressed in padded white hooded coats with a furry trim, while they enjoyed a pork pie each

'Boyband coats': Roberta and Nadim showed off their winter style in their padded jackets

‘Boyband coats’: Roberta and Nadim showed off their winter style in their padded jackets

She also shared several hashtags including ‘#myparentsarethebest’, ‘#loveyourparents’ and ‘#healthyparents’.  

Nadia’s post was inundated with several comments from fans sympathising with her words, with many stating their own parents or grandparents feel the same.

One follower penned: ‘My Nan and grandads hate those words too! They in their 80s still fun loving and enjoying life! The will never be a burden to us or a drain to anything!’

Another shared: ‘My dad hates that too!! Legends xx’

Mum and dad: Roberta and Nadim appeared content and happy as they posed for snaps

Mum and dad: Roberta and Nadim appeared content and happy as they posed for snaps

Fun loving: 'Dad says he hates being defined in that way. He hates the way the media pigeon hole his generation and leave them feeling like they are a burden'

Fun loving: ‘Dad says he hates being defined in that way. He hates the way the media pigeon hole his generation and leave them feeling like they are a burden’

While a third shared: ‘I completely, people should not be grouped into one homogeneous group just because of age, we are all unique and can have vulnerability at any age. Those in later life have survived life’s hurdles and trauma which make them stronger than the lot of us. Language is very powerful’.

Nadia’s words come after she stood in her underwear to share her frustration over ‘saggy’ tights and told hosiery companies to ‘sort out’ their sizing in an Instagram post shared earlier this month.

The Loose Women panellist took to social media to air her annoyance over the daily fashion struggle faced by women everywhere – and said her failed attempt to pull up her tights caused mixed emotions.

Speaking out: Captioning her post, Nadia powerfully penned: 'Not ¿elderly' not ¿vulnerable¿ not ¿a burden' not ¿a drain on the system¿' as she declared how much her parents meant to her

Speaking out: Captioning her post, Nadia powerfully penned: ‘Not ‘elderly’ not ‘vulnerable’ not ‘a burden’ not ‘a drain on the system’’ as she declared how much her parents meant to her

Praise: 'Let me tell you Mum and Dad none of those descriptions come to my mind when I look at you. What does though, is a damn cool couple sat in their boyband coats eating pork pies and having a hoot!!'

Praise: ‘Let me tell you Mum and Dad none of those descriptions come to my mind when I look at you. What does though, is a damn cool couple sat in their boyband coats eating pork pies and having a hoot!!’

Standing in her dressing room, the TV star said to the camera: ‘I’m in my dressing room and I’m sweating, I’m struggling, I’m near crying then I’m laughing. What, what am I doing wrong?

‘Why is my crotch?’ Nadia added as she pointed to her hosiery’s gusset. ‘I don’t feel I have long legs. Is it because my legs are too wide?’

To which her camerawoman Daisy hilariously responded: ‘I think they may be child tights’.

Annoyance: Nadia Sawalha stood in her underwear as she shared her frustration over 'saggy' tights in an Instagram post on Thursday

Annoyance: Nadia’s words come after she stood in her underwear to share her frustration over ‘saggy’ tights and told hosiery companies to ‘sort out’ their sizing

Frustration: The Loose Women panellist took to social media to air her annoyance over the daily fashion struggle faced by women everywhere

Frustration: The Loose Women panellist took to social media to air her annoyance over the daily fashion struggle faced by women everywhere

Nadia concluded: ‘Tights company sort it out. Look I done everything, I’ve used my full strength and I can only get them to there’.

In the post’s caption, the ITV star called out tight companies once again as she branded ‘a saggy’ hosiery crotch as ‘torture’ and asked her followers to ‘rise up’ and ‘spark’ a tight ‘revolution’ in order to get correct sizing.

She penned: ‘WT[duck emoji] Anyone else HATE wearing tights ??? Daisy was being very kind ! They were NOT a child’s size they were a size 14 ?!!

Mixed emotions: Standing in her dressing room, the TV star said to the camera: 'I'm in my dressing room and I'm sweating, I'm struggling, I'm near crying then I'm laughing. What, what am I doing wrong?'

Mixed emotions: Standing in her dressing room, the TV star said to the camera: ‘I’m in my dressing room and I’m sweating, I’m struggling, I’m near crying then I’m laughing. What, what am I doing wrong?’

‘Why do you do this to us all tights companies ??? Have you got any idea what torture a saggy crotch is ?!! Clearly NOT !! Do any of you wear tights that you can actually get over your bum with any ease and comfort ??? 

‘If so please tell me what they are ?!! We need to rise up girls and spark a revolution !!! NO MORE SAGGY CROTCHES !!!!! for [duck emoji] sake !!!’ (sic). 

And Nadia wasn’t alone in her frustration as many of her 334,000 Instagram followers aired their negative experiences wearing tights – with one even admitting: ‘Oh blimey..we’ve all been there’ (sic). 

Hitting out: Nadia said in her video: 'Tights company sort it out' as she modelled the tights

Hitting out: Nadia said in her video: ‘Tights company sort it out’ as she modelled the tights

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