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Molly-Mae Hague defends controversial podcast comments after Wikipedia attack and ‘Thatcher’ comparison

Molly-Mae Hague defends controversial podcast comments after Wikipedia attack and ‘Thatcher’ comparison

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Molly-Mae Hague has rebuffed the criticism being lobbed at her following comments made in a recent podcast that has rubbed many up the wrong way.

During an appearance on The Diary Of A CEO podcast in December, which was amplified this week, the influencer former Love Island star shared her belief that ‘if you want something enough, you can achieve it’ and that we all have ‘the same 24 hours in a day’ which, is now evidently more than apparent, has not gone down well.

This resulted in some critics branding her ‘Thatcher with a tan’ in comparison to Margaret Thatcher, seemingly drawing on the late Iron Lady’s ideals which involved the individual, rather than a big state or society, with values placed on hard work and people taking responsibility for their own lives.

As a result, the influencer’s Wikipedia was vandalised, with her name changed to ‘Molly-Mae Thatcher’. It’s since been corrected.

However, in a statement from Molly’s reps shared with Metro.co.uk on Friday, the star acknowledges ‘everyone is from different backgrounds’ and that her comments were about ‘time efficiency relating to success’ as well as ‘hard work and determination in her own life’.

A statement from Molly’s reps read: ‘Molly did a podcast interview in December about her own rise to success. If you listen to the full conversation and interview Molly was asked about how the nature of her potential grows and how she believes in herself. This part of the interview was discussing time efficiency relating to success.

‘Molly refers to a quote which says “We all have the same 24 hours in a day as Beyonce”. She was discussing her own experience and how she can resonate with this specific quote.

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