Molly-Mae has lost 20,000 Insta followers in one day following podcast backlash
Her latest 24 hours in a day hasn’t gone so well x
Molly-Mae has lost almost 20,000 Instagram followers today alone, following backlash online over comments she made on a podcast.
This week, a clip has surfaced online where Molly-Mae is speaking on The Diary Of A CEO podcast. In it, she essentially says we all have “the same 24 hours in the day”, and “if you want something enough, you can achieve it”.
It has not gone down well on social media to say the least, with people calling the comments “tone-deaf”, comparing Molly-Mae to Margaret Thatcher and even calling for the end of influencer culture as a whole.
And now it seems 20k people have chosen to use their daily 24 hours to unfollow Molly-Mae. According to social media analytics site Social Blade, Molly-Mae has lost an overall 19,619 followers on Instagram today, at the time of writing.
However, every other day this week Molly-Mae has gained followers. The podcast was originally released in December, and the clip resurfaced on Wednesday this week.
Following the backlash, Molly-Mae has released a statement, via her reps, on Metro. It says she acknowledges that everyone is from different backgrounds, and Molly-Mae’s comments were about “time efficiency relating to success” as well as “hard work and determination in her own life”.
The statement says: “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. Her opinion on if you want something enough you can work hard to achieve it is how she keeps determined with her own work to achieve more in her own life. Molly is not commenting on anyone else’s life or personal situation she can only speak of her own experience.
“If you listen to this interview you can see the whole conversation was about her own personal circumstances, how she has grown up and this small clip in the conversation was talking about a quote that inspires her. Social media users have shared a short snippet from this interview with words such as ‘if you are homeless buy a house’ and ‘if you are poor be poor’ these are absolutely not Molly’s words, these are not Molly’s thoughts and this isn’t at all the meaning or thought behind that conversation.”
Featured image via Instagram @mollymae