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MOLLY MAE FACES BACKLASH FOR “PRIVILEGED” COMMENTS ON POVERTY

WHAT HAPPENED?

Love Island star Molly Mae is coming under fire after making comments about poverty that many viewers feel are insensitive and come from a place of privilege.

Weeks after its release, a clip showing Molly Mae discussing the backlash she’s received in the past for comments along the line of “everyone has the same 24 hours in a day.”

“You’re given one life, and it’s up to you what you do with it,” she said. “You can literally go in any direction.”

- MOLLY MAE

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I understand that obviously we all have different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways, and we do have different financial situations, but I think if you want something enough, you can achieve it.

“Imagine running round a restaurant for 9 hours a day on barely minimum wage and being told that we have the same 24 hours,” one user tweeted.

Thus far, the influencer has yet to respond to the ongoing backlash in response to her podcast appearance.