Molly-Mae Hague ‘s Wikipedia page has been changed by irritated people after she was dubbed ‘Margaret Thatcher with a fake tan.’
The Love Island star has been the topic of controversy after making ‘tone-deaf’ comments concerning wealth inequality as well as comments on how anyone can achieve anything if they simply work hard enough for it.
People were furious after she failed to acknowledge her privileged upbringing as well as the automatic boost her appearance on Love Island gave her.
Since then, the PrettyLittleThing Creative Director was dubbed ‘Margaret Thatcher with a fake tan’ by angry users on Twitter.
Her Wikipedia was promptly changed by people to reflect the Thatcher comments made online.
The page starts off with: “Molly-Mae Thatcher (born 26 May 1999) is an English social-media influencer. She is best known for being getting her snatch out on the fifth series of Love Island and for having worked harder than anyone less successful than her.”
The remainder of the Wikipedia page referred to her as ‘Thatcher’.
In the ‘controversy’ section of her page, someone added about the comments she made: “For many, it showed tone-deaf insolence and an obnoxious sense of ignorance, especially in a time where there is an unprecedented use of food banks and an electricity/gas crisis, exacerbate the issue of roughly 1 in 5 in the UK living in poverty.”
The backlash on the star started when a clip from her chat with Dragon’s Den businessman Steven Bartlett on his podcast The Diary of a CEO went viral.
Molly-Mae had said: “‘You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction.”
“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 also said.
The reality star added that she ‘understands’ that everyone comes from ‘different backgrounds’ and everyone has ‘different financial situations.’ However, she claimed that ‘if you want something enough you can achieve it’.
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The Thatcher comments originated from Twitter, with one user saying: “I should’ve put Molly-Mae being Margaret Thatcher with a fake tan on my 2022 bingo card.”
Despite the endless backlash she has received, she had quite a few people defend her on the matter.
“I think this is out of context by miles. The message she is portraying is a correct one. Anything is achievable if you’re willing to go as far as you need to. Just because she has come from a background of money doesn’t mean she’s any less correct,” a user agreed with Molly-Mae.
Shaughna Phillips also said that her comments may be due to the fact that she’s ‘young’ and hasn’t lived ‘life’.
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