Love Island Stars Respond To Molly-Mae Hague’s Poverty Comments

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Fellow Love Island contestants Shaughna Phillips and Maura Higgins have spoken out about Molly-Mae Hague’s controversial comments on wealth inequality and poverty. 

Interview with YouTube series The Diary of a CEO The 21-year old shared her thoughts on individual success and wealth inequality.

After the viral clip, the influencer faced a fierce backlash. Two other people also reacted strongly to it. Love Island contestants have since taken to Twitter to address Hague’s claims.

Hague said in an interview that:

Beyoncé has the same 24 hours in a day that we did. And literally… You’re given one life, and it’s down to you what you do with it. You have the freedom to go in any direction.

Although she acknowledged that she had been, ‘slammed a little bit’In the past, over ‘people saying it’s easy for you to say that, you’ve not grown up in poverty, you’ve not grown up with major money struggles, so for you to say we all have the same 24 hours in a day is not correct’, Hague stated. ‘But technically what I’m saying is correct, because we do.’

‘So I understand we all have different backgrounds and we’re raised in different ways and have different financial situations, but if you want something enough you can achieve it and it just depends to what lengths you want to go to, to get to where you want to be in the future,’ she explained.

Not everyone agreed with the influencer’s philosophy, however, and amid the backlash, Shaughna Phillips and Hague’s best friend Maura Higgins rushed to the defence of their co-star.

Molly-Mae is young, who’s had a lot of success really quickly, and not a lot of ‘life’. It is easy to see why she believes these things. We all say things when we’re younger and look back and think ‘well that was stupid. No shade, I wanna live in her bubble.

However, Higgins called out Phillips’statement asking why she was participating in the debate ‘as someone in this industry’She should be able to tell how ‘lonely and scary it can be when the whole internet is slamming you’.

‘You’re entitled to your opinion yes, but I’m really surprised you are commenting on this at all,’ she said.

Phillips clarified that she hadn’t meant any ‘shade’She was just trying to defend Hague who she called ‘young and successful’ with views that aren’t ‘her fault’For having.

Many have branded the interview as an influencer and shared it widely on Instagram and Twitter. ‘tone deaf’And ‘out of touch’With reality. One person said: ‘Molly Mae is just Joe Rogan for huns.’

Molly mae seems to be attempting to equate effort with hard work. i’m sure she puts 100% effort into her job, but her job is still objectively easier than most [sic].

A third opinion was also offered. ‘Idk why Molly Mae thinks she “worked her ass off” when she didn’T. She is the creative director for a company worth a billion pounds, but she has no qualifications or experience. [sic].’

Hague’s comments have highlighted the ever-growing concern and conversation around the fast-fashion industry.

Many have pointed out how contradictory Hague’s comments are considering the workers who make the brand’s garments work very long days for only £3.50 per hour, compared to Hague who reportedly earns over £500,000Each annum


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