Maura is now going for ex-Islander Shaughna over the Molly-Mae drama

‘I’m really surprised you’re commenting on this at all’

We all have the same 24-hours in a day, and our last ones have been spent invested in a new drama with Molly-Mae. She’s been called out for tone-deaf comments made in a podcast interview, where she said to make money people just need to work harder, completely ignoring social inequality. But now, Molly-Mae Hague’s Love Island bestie Maura Higgins has waded in on the podcast argument after fellow ex-Islander Shaughna Phillips posted some comments about the interview.

Shaughna tweeted saying: “Molly Mae is young, who’s had a lot of success really quickly, and not a lot of ‘life’. So I can understand why she holds those views. We all say things when we’re younger and look back and think ‘well that was stupid’ lol. No shade, I wanna live in her bubble.”

Maura replied to this tweet asking Shaughna why she felt the need to get involved, saying: “Surely you know as someone in this industry how lonely and scary it can be when the whole internet is slamming you. You’re entitled to your opinion yes but I’m really surprised you’re commenting on this at all”.

Shaughna then replied again saying she “100 per cent” does understand. “That’s why I tweeted this in her defence,” she said. “She’s young and successful, it’s not her fault she has those views. Like I said, no shade, just jel lol”. In a previously deleted tweet, Shaughna had thrown shade at the scandal, saying: “If you’re poor, just don’t be poor”.

Molly-Mae is facing backlash for her “privileged” comments in the podcast, after she said “if you want something enough, you can achieve it”. “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 said.

“I understand we all have different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways and we do have different financial situations, but I think if you want something enough you can achieve it. It just depends on what lengths you want to go to get where you want to be in the future. And I’ll go to any length. I’ve worked my absolute arse off to get where I am now.”

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