MOLLY-Mae Hague has come under fire for ‘honoured’ comments she made about her success after insisting “we all have the same 24 hours in the day” on a recent podcast.
Molly-Mae Hague has been criticised for her viral video in which she talks about wealth inequality and poverty.
Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague criticised for ‘gross’ and ‘tone deaf’ comments:
The social media star, 22, shot to fame on ITV2’s Love Island in 2019 when she and boyfriend Tommy Fury, also 22, finished second.
A clip of her December interview on the YouTube series The Diary of a CEO has gone viral this week.
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Who is Molly Mae?
Nearly three years from her appearance on the series, Molly has seen her career as an influencer reach new heights, launched her own fake-tan brand.
Since appearing on Love Island, last year she became the creative director of clothing brand PrettyLittleThing with a seven-figure salary.
Molly’s seven-figure deal with PrettyLittleThing to become their new Creative Director was announced last August.
The businesswoman is thought to be worth around £2million, with the PLT deal being worth seven figures.
‘It was a shock that PLT’s CEO Umar [Kamani] was trusting me with such a huge role within the brand. He just trusted my creative input and my thoughts and ideas. That is such an honour. The opportunities are endless.’
Molly-Mae Hague has come under fire for ‘tone deaf’ comments she made about wealth inequality during a recent interview, prompting cheap comparisons to the late Margaret Thatcher.
What Did Molly Mae Say in The Diary of a CEO Interview?
Despite this, Molly has now been branded “tone deaf” by some after comments on The Diary Of A CEO podcast last month (December 2021) in which she hit out at past criticism.
While the interview was first shared on YouTube on December 13, a clip from the episode went viral on Wednesday when it was shared on Twitter.
The clip was shared on Twitter by @tsrbys under the comment ‘If you’re homeless just buy a house,’ and has been ‘liked’ 28.6k times.
She said: “You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction.
“When I’ve spoken about that in the past I have been slammed a little bit, with people saying ‘it’s easy for you to say that because you’ve not grown up in poverty, so for you to sit there and say we all have the same 24 hours in a day is not correct.’
“But, technically, what I’m saying is correct. We do,” the TV personality continued.
“So I understand that we all have different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways and we do have different financial situations, but I do think if you want something enough, you can achieve it.
“It just depends to what lengths you want to go to get where you want to be in the future. And I’ll go to any lengths.
“I’ve worked my absolute a**e off to get where I am now,” she concluded.
When asked where her ambition to keep striving comes from, Molly joked: ‘Pushy parents!’
The reality star revealed she had actually been warned against going on Love Island by advisors.
Of her new role, the elated star gushed:
‘I always wanted to work in fashion. I studied fashion in London for two years at a fashion school when all my friends were doing 6th form because I had a really clear vision of where I wanted to go. But this is just huge.’
As her social media following was already growing organically at a ‘rapid rate’ and had been spotted by multiple brands – including PrettyLittleThing.
She said: ‘I had my first job when I was thirteen in hairdressers sweeping the floor. I’ve always had that hunger to earn my own money and be a bit of a businesswoman.’
It was announced in May 2021 that the reality star is a millionaire after earning over £500,000 in a year through lucrative brand deals and YouTube videos.
In addition to her jaw-dropping earnings, she reportedly also has £786,959 worth of assets which includes £777,179 in cash reserves.
Molly admitted: ‘There’s always the desire to want more from life. I just think you’re only given one life so you might as well pull as much from it as you can.’
Molly has a huge fan following on Instagram acquiring more than six million followers.
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Molly-Mae YouTube – Tommy Fury:
MM is also famous on youtube having 1.5 million subscribers. She is happily dating her boyfriend Tommy Fury.
Twitter Users Labelled Molly-Mae Hague as ‘Margaret Thatcher with a fake tan’ for her ‘tone deaf’ comments:
In light of Molly’s comments resurfacing online, many have taken to social media to air their grievances with her grafting sentiments, pointing out that she went on one of the UK’s biggest reality shows and had endorsement deals waiting for her.
One Tweeted: “So funny that people have gassed her up so much that she feels comfortable to be able to say this, She’s always been well off and for her to say this is so tone-deaf.”
Another remarked: “She literally just went on a TV dating show and got brand deals, I’m not sure she ‘worked here a**e off'”.
A third shared: ‘I should’ve put molly mae being margaret thatcher with a fake tan on my 2022 bingo card,’ with others labelling her ‘a Thatcherite.’
Among the comments in response was: “Ngl I like Molly Mae but if you’ve never been in poverty you’ll never know how hard getting out of poverty is, it’s an endless cycle.
“Yes life is what you make of it but it also helps when you don’t need to stress about what you or your family are having for dinner.”
“I respect Molly Mae for making the most of her opportunity and grabbing it with both hands, but I DESPAIR at the quote about everyone having the same time in a day as Beyoncé,” another posted.
‘I’m not shocked, like at all, but MM has really taken girl boss, gaslight, gatekeep to a whole nother level here, it feels like a sitcom script,’ wrote one commenter.
‘Her immaturity is showing. If you come from a place of privilege you should work extra hard to educate yourself on the hardships of others,’ another added.
“The reality is that social inequality means there’ll never be an even playing field.”
Some showed their support for the reality star, with one fan writing:
‘Of course, this is a stupid comment, but I do feel like she’s been hung out to dry a bit here. The podcast was called “The Diary of a CEO”, where I think she felt the need to say inspiring things like “follow your dreams” and “you can do anything”. It’s tone-deaf, not malicious.’
one fan writing: ‘Of course, this is a stupid comment, but I do feel like she’s been hung out to dry a bit here’