MOLLY-Mae Hague fans suggested there was “something very unusual” about her apology for controversial comments about privilege and wealth.
The 22-year-old addressed frustration from her appearance on The Diary of a CEO podcast with a statement shared on social media last night.
She told Dragons’ Den star and podcast host Steven Bartlett that “we all have the same 24 hours in the day” when discussing work ethic and opportunity, but it left people heard calling her “voice deaf”.
Despite apologizing for causing discomfort and any “misunderstandings”, fans feel like things haven’t gone far enough.
One person wrote on Twitter: “I think her apology will make things worse, there’s something very confusing about it.”
Another posted: “So Molly-Mae’s apology is ‘sorry if you misunderstood me’?”
A third said: “I found that instead of taking the time to reflect on why people were so angry about what was said, Molly-Mae decided to tell us all we had to say. misunderstanding. This is not an apology. This is “I must resolve this issue before the normal operation of my wealth can resume”. “
Returning to social media for the first time in four days after being brutally trolled online, Molly yesterday wrote: “I want to go back online as usual today but I feel like before I just wanted to say this …
“When I say or post anything online, it is never malice or malice.
“I totally appreciate that things can affect different people in different ways, however I just wanted to stress that it was never my intention to hurt or upset anyone. by whatever I say or do.
“I apologize to those who have been negatively affected or misunderstood the meaning of what I said in the podcast.
“The purpose of the podcast is just to tell my story and inspire from my own experiences.
“Love you all, always x.”
Multi-millionaire Molly – who rose to fame on ITV2’s Love Island in 2019 – said “if you want something enough, you can get it” because “we all have 24 hours in same day”.
But she has faced backlash for her podcast interview – with hundreds of thousands of messages and videos of her being leaked online.
“You have a life and what you do with it is up to you,” Molly-Mae said on the podcast. You can really go in any direction.
“When I’ve talked about that in the past, I’ve been stressed a little bit, to people, ‘It’s easy for you to say it, you didn’t grow up poor, you didn’t grow up with numbers. big money. struggle, so for you to sit there and say we all have the same 24 hours in a day, that’s incorrect.
“And I like, but technically what I’m saying is correct. We do. So I understand that we all come from different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways and we have different financial situations, but I think if you want everything, you can can achieve it. “
Although the podcast will premiere on December 13, Molly-Mae’s comment first caused controversy after going viral on social media last week – within days. host Steven Bartlett launches Dragons’ Den.
This led many Molly-Mae supporters to question the timing of the coincidence.
Entrepreneur Steven made a big splash with fans when he became the youngest Dragon ever to enter the Den this week.
He was strong refute any claims about the timing of viral podcasts as intentional – and claims she is nailed to her success because she was a woman.
Nearly three years on from her Love Island era, Molly has seen her career as an influencer take to new heights, launching her own fake-tan brand and also became the creative director of PrettyLittleThing.
But many have called for her to lose her “dream job” at an online clothing brand because of her comments.
Yesterday The Sun exclusively revealed that PrettyLittleThing backed the reality TV star to keep her job, said that her thoughts were taken out of context and that the quotes were fabricated.
The statement said: “Molly did a podcast interview in December about her own rise to success. If you listen to the entire conversation and interview, Molly will be asked how her potential nature develops and how much she believes in herself.
“This part of the interview is about discussing time efficiency in relation to success. Molly mentions a quote that says “We all have 24 hours in the day just like Beyonce”. She is discussing her own experience and how she can resonate with this particular quote.
“Her opinion that if you want enough of something you can work hard to get it is her way of staying committed to her work to achieve more in her life. self. Molly does not comment on anyone else’s personal life or circumstances, she can only talk about her own experiences. ”
It goes on to say that Molly is fully aware that everyone comes from “different backgrounds,” but is simply discussing her own journey.
“She admits that everyone is raised in different ways and from different backgrounds but her comments here are related to time, hard work and determination in her own life. that.
Molly is fully aware that everyone comes from ‘different backgrounds’
“If you listen to this interview, you can see that the whole conversation is about her own personal situation, how she has grown up, and the little clip in this conversation is about one sentence. Inspire her.
“Social media users shared a short clip from this interview with words like ‘if you’re homeless, buy a house’ and ‘if you’re poor, be poor’, which is completely these are not Molly’s words, this are not Molly’s thoughts and this is not ‘there was no meaning or thought behind that conversation. “
Businesswoman Molly is believed to be worth around £2m, with the PLT deal worth seven figures.
She and her boyfriend Tommy Fury, also 22, finished second on Love Island in 2019.
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