Molly-Mae Hague lastly acknowledged the backlash she acquired following her look on Steven Bartlett’s podcast, Diary of a CEO. The previous Love Island contestant and inventive director of Fairly Little Factor was a visitor on the podcast again in December. She talked with Bartlett about her success as an influencer and her look on Love Island however didn’t acknowledge the privilege that she benefited from in consequence.
One remark specifically was picked up by listeners, the place Hague stated that everybody had the identical 24 hours of their day. Whereas that is factually true, most individuals perceive that there is a lot extra to it than that. Customers on Twitter had been fast to carry Hague accountable, explaining that even when she did not completely perceive what she was saying on the time or that “she’s solely 22” (as some customers defended her with), it was an pointless remark rooted in privilege.
On 10 Jan., after an comprehensible break from social media, Hague shared an Instagram story considerably acknowledging her poor selection of phrases. “I wished to return again on-line at the moment as regular however I really feel like earlier than I do, I simply wished to say this… After I say or publish something on-line, it’s by no means with malice or sick intent,” Hague started. “I fully admire that issues can have an effect on completely different individuals in numerous methods, nonetheless I simply need to stress that I’d by no means intend to harm or upset anybody by something that I say or do.”
She continued to say that “I apologise to the folks that been affected negatively or misunderstood the that means of what I stated within the podcast, the intentions of the podcast had been solely ever to inform my story and encourage from my very own expertise.”
Hague nonetheless hasn’t totally acknowledged or admitted that privilege performs an element in her life or her success, as a white lady who was in a position to generate income from a actuality TV present (one which required an already established base of on-line followers and attain). For a lot of listeners of the podcast although, it is clear that Hague is not solely accountable for our society’s wider inequality downside and easily wants to make sure that her phrases take that downside into consideration in future.