With the latest phase of lockdown relaxation upon us as of this morning (April 12), thousands of shoppers across the country have been pictured queuing for some time to get into some of the country's most popular high street stores.

And some shops, including Primark and TX Maxx, have proven to be particularly popular with queues lining streets in a socially distant manner.

But despite people hitting the high street and supporting the economy with their cash, certain individuals have felt the urge to criticise those choosing to do so, the MEN has reported.

Social media users have taken to Twitter especially to defend those queuing for the likes of TX Maxx and Primark.

And if you've criticised them yourself, maybe their message could be a good one to take in.

One person tweeted: "f you're sneering at people queuing for cheap clothes, you should be thankful that you just don't get it.

"Living in poverty is crushingly hard, take your 'hot takes' about Primark and TK Maxx and 'finding local, sustainable alternatives' and p*ss off."

Another said: "If someone wants to queue for TK Maxx or Primark today then just let them.

"It’s not affecting you, is it? It’s not something I’d personally do but there’s no need to shame other people for doing it.

"Maybe they just need to go to a shop to feel some sense of normality again."

Others continued, with one saying: "Before you criticise people for queuing outside Primark, consider: 1) We're heading into summer. Kids grow. It's a fair bet that last year's summer clothes don't fit this year's child.

"2) some people don't have any means of shopping online."

"Suspect all these people being snooty about the queues for TK Maxx this morning have never been in a TK Maxx. Best shop on the high street, fight me," wrote another person.

Life is only just getting back to some form of normality, so as long as people are following the rules, they're well within their rights to shop on the British high street in any store of their choosing.

It is time to stop judging people for their choices when you know nothing about their background or personal circumstances.

It's easier to just be nicer to one another.

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