Molly-Mae Hague made herself public enemy number one after making comments about working hard to be successful
Molly-Mae Hague has returned to her Instagram grid.
The former Love Island star, 22, has been keeping a low profile amid backlash following “tone deaf” comments she made during a podcast interview coming to light.
During the chat, the reality TV star and social media influencer claimed that everyone is capable of building success if they follow in her footsteps by working hard.
She riled many by not acknowledging the privilege she has had when she told host Steven Bartlett her views on The Diary of a CEO podcast.
“You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction,” she said.
“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.”
She then went on: “I’ve worked my absolute a**e off to get where I am now.”
The comments led to her losing thousands of followers due to many ex fans accusing her of never doing a hard day’s work in her life.
Reports claim she has seen 40,000 Instagram followers unfollow her since the comments resurfaced.
Her fan number is now at just over 6million on social media app Instagram.
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Several pointed out that she owes her fame and fortune to appearing on Love Island – which has led to doorways opening for her to collaborate with big brands who pay megabucks.
Others slammed her for her comments when she is ‘Creative Director’ of Pretty Little Thing whose parent company was rumbled for paying staff just £3.50 per hour.
But in a defiant return to the social media sphere, Molly did what she does best by uploading a posed photo on Tuesday evening.
In the capture, which she simply captioned with white heart emoji and one of a starlit sky, Molly can be seen gazing down to the ground with her hair tied in a bun.
Molly sports a pale grey sweater under a dark blazer in the photo and totes a black leather bag with a gold chain under her arm.
Earlier this week, Molly issued an apology after seeing that her comments went down like a lead balloon with many people.
It only served to add even more fuel to the public anger as she was accused of being disingenuous.
And a petition has been launched to have the star stripped of her Creative Director role – which is believed to earn her £500,000 per year.
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