Schapelle Corby has continued her crusade to draw attention to the case of missing toddler William Tyrrell, despite members of the child’s family voicing their opposition.
The convicted drug smuggler, who has finally returned to Australia after years served in a Bali prison for marijuana importation, has again showcased her handbag, which features a picture of William – this time on her Instagram account.
She first modelled the bag when she used it to hide her face as she departed Bali, amid an unprecedented media scrum. The move provoked a rebuke from some in William’s family – which Schapelle has seemingly ignored.
‘William’s family and their campaign to support the NSW Police in their investigation in the search for William have absolutely no association with Schapelle Corby, her supporters or her family and had no prior knowledge of Miss Corby’s intention to use William’s image in this way,’ read a statement.
Some of Schapelle’s Instagram followers reacted negatively to the latest post, with one writing, ‘Really? This is so inappropriate.
But William’s grandmother Natalie Collins has broken ranks – telling the Daily Mail she has come around to thinking the exposure is a good thing.
'She probably thought she is back in Australia – and instead of having all of the media attention on her she would put attention on a cause that matters, like William.
'We haven't heard much about him for a while so I think it is good for people to see the picture so they can keep looking for him.'
This article originally appeared on New Idea.