I'm so famous I can't go to the shops without security, says Molly Mae Hague01/11/2022
LOVE Island star Molly-Mae Hague has insisted she can't pop to the shops without security because she is so well-known.
It comes after the the 22-year-old was scrutinised for comments she made about her success by insisting "we all have the same 24 hours in the day" on the The Diary Of A CEO podcast.
Molly's life has totally changed since shooting to fame on the fifth series of ITV show in 2019, and now can't even go to the shops without getting stopped by fans in the street.
In the same chat, host Steven Bartlett asked the reality star how she enjoys her moments in public without it turning into a meet and greet with her 6.2m followers.
The PLT creative director confessed that she often makes the decision to stay in and avoids busy places because it's "not a normal experience".
Molly said: "It sounds like you're being big headed when you say it but you just, someone come out with me and see, it's not a normal experience.
"You have to take security, it's not just a quick nipping out. It's a lot."
Last week Molly hit headlines after she came under fire over some poverty comments she made in the podcast.
Yesterday she addressed the fallout and issued an apology.
She had told Dragons' Den star and podcast host Steven Bartlett that "we all have the same 24 hours in the day" while discussing work ethic and opportunities, but it left listeners slamming her "tone deaf" comments.
Returning to social media for the first time in four days after being viciously trolled online, Molly wrote: "I wanted to come back on online today as normal but I feel like before I do I just wanted to say this…
"When I say or post anything online, it is never with malice or ill intent.
"I completely appreciate that things can affect different people in different ways however I just want to stress that I would never intend to hurt or upset anyone by anything that I say or do.
"I apologise to the people that have been affected negatively or misunderstood the meaning of what I said in the podcast.
"The intentions of the podcast were only ever to tell my story and inspire from my own experience.
"Love to you all, always x."
Molly has suffered serious backlash over her interview on the podcast – with hundreds of thousands of messages and videos slating her released online.
She said on the podcast: “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, you’ve not grown in poverty, you’ve not grown up with major money struggles, so for you to sit there and say that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, it’s not correct.
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“And I’m like, but technically what I’m saying is correct. We do. So I understand that we all have different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways and we do have different financial situations, but I do think if you want something enough, you can achieve it.”
Despite the podcast coming out on December 13, Molly-Mae's comments first caused controversy after being circulated on social media last week – within days of host Steven Bartlett making his Dragons' Den debut.
It's led many of Molly-Mae's supporters to question the coincidental timing.
Entrepreneur Steven was a huge hit with fans when he became the youngest Dragon ever to enter the Den.
He has strongly denied any claims the timing of the viral podcast was intentional – and insists she's being crucified over her success because she's a woman.
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