Molly-Mae Hague’s Wikipedia page has been edited by irate people who dubbed her “Margaret Thatcher with a fake tan”.
The Love Island star has been the subject of controversy after making ‘tone-deaf’ comments about wealth inequality and saying anyone can achieve anything if they just work hard enough at 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 has been dubbed “Margaret Thatcher with a fake tan” by angry fans on Twitter.
His Wikipedia was quickly edited by people to reflect Thatcher’s comments made online.
The page begins: “Molly-Mae Thatcher (born 26 May 1999) is an English social media influencer. She is best known for getting ripped off on the fifth series of Love Island and for working harder than anyone less successful than she.”
The rest of the Wikipedia page referred to him as “Thatcher”.
In the ‘controversy’ section of her page, someone added of the comments she made: “To many it showed a dull insolence and an abhorrent sense of ignorance, especially at a time when there are has unprecedented food bank use and an electricity/gas crisis, exacerbating the problem of around 1 in 5 in the UK living in poverty.”
The backlash over the star began when a snippet of his conversation with Dragon’s Den businessman Steven Bartlett on his podcast The Diary of a CEO went viral.
Molly-Mae once said, “‘You’re given a life and it’s up to you what you do with it. You can literally go any direction you want.”
“When I’ve talked about it in the past, I’ve been criticized a bit, with people saying ‘it’s easy for you to say that because you didn’t grow up in poverty, so for you to to sit there and say we all have the same 24 hours in a day is wrong.’ 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 bad enough, you can achieve it”.
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Thatcher’s comments came from Twitter, with one user saying, “I should have put Molly-Mae being Margaret Thatcher with a fake tan on my 2022 bingo card.”
Despite the endless backlash she received, several people stood up for her on the matter.
“I think that’s miles out of context. The message she conveys is correct. Anything is achievable if you’re willing to go as far as it takes. It’s not because she comes from a background financial than that doesn’t mean she’s any less correct,” one user agreed with Molly-Mae.
Shaughna Phillips also said her comments could be because she’s “young” and hasn’t lived “the life”.
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