Star faces backlash after sharing controversial Instagram photo

Lauren Goodger really needs to think before she posts to her social media.

The TOWIE star has sparked major backlash online after posting a controversial selfie to Instagram.

The photo in question shows Lauren, her eyes hidden beneath a black baseball cap, with a suspicious looking cigarette hanging out of her mouth.

The 28-year-old then captioned the photo with a single red leaf emoji, before sharing it with her followers.

Naturally, the reality star came in for some harsh criticism for posting the snap to her millions of followers, and she was forced to apologise for the posting.

Deleting the photo from her account, Lauren wrote: “Sorry for any offence caused from stupid pic last night, messing about posing as Rihanna with unlit rolled up cigarette.”

“I don’t condone drugs,” she added.

Lauren’s online activity has been grabbing attention all week, with the star’s rather risqué take on the ‘belfie’ hitting the headlines on Thursday.

TMI, Lauren. TMI!