Molly Mae Hague personally apologises for controversial comments 8 months ago

Molly Mae Hague personally apologises for controversial comments

"I would never intend to hurt or upset anyone by anything that I say or do."

Molly Mae Hague has responded to the recent backlash she received for her comments on success.

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The influencer came under fire last week after expressing the belief that "everyone has the same 24 hours in a day" and that success is down to the actions of an individual - as opposed to social status or wealth.

Many took issue with the 22-year-old's comments, which were made on an episode of the YouTube podcast Diary Of A CEO, calling them "tone deaf"  and "offensive".

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Taking to Instagram on Monday, Molly Mae apologised to the people who were affected negatively by her words.

"I wanted to come back online today as normal but I feel before I do I just wanted to say this...," she wrote.

"When I say or post anything online, it is never with malice or ill intent. I completely appreciate that things affect different people in different ways however I just want to stress that I would never intend to hurt or upset anyone by anything that I say or do.

"I apologise to the people that have been affected negatively or misunderstood the meaning of what I said in the podcast, the intentions of the podcast were only ever to tell my story and inspire from my own experience."

She concluded: "Love to you all, always."

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It comes as Diary Of A CEO's host, Steven Bartlett, has spoke out in defence of the Love Island star's comments, suggesting that the widespread criticism was a result of sexism - calling out the "double standard that successful women face".
"Molly Mae did an interview on my podcast, yesterday a soundbite from that interview went viral, she trended No.1 on Twitter, every newspaper covered it and MP's weighed in," he said.
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"I've had male guests say what she said. No-one cared. But when Molly says it, she's crucified? Crazy.
"I have become aware of the double standard that successful women face. If I interview a man he can brag about money, take full credit for his success and talk about his cars?"
"If I interview a successful woman, she's got to tip toe around her success and watch her words."
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