What a comment!
What if someone said "we all get the same 24 hours in a day" it is what you do with them that matters. How will that make you feel?
Well, someone did say that and that someone was Molly - Mae Hague. You probably don't know who she is if you don't keep up with British "celebrities".
She was on a show called Love Island where she found her current partner and boxer, Tommy Fury. They have been together and living together since 2019. They did not win the show Love Island but they were runner ups.
I have been a fan of theirs ever since. Molly has such a down to earth personality and they seem like they make such a cute and strong couple. Molly is on YouTube where she posts pretty religiously and her videos are definitely the type of videos that I watch and love. She posts day in the life type of videos, makeup videos, lifestyle and more!
Ever since being on Love Island, Molly has gained over 6 million followers on Instagram and quickly became one of the most followed influencers. She quickly rose to fame, had brand deals, started her own company, Filter by Molly Mae, and became a successful woman!
Everyone says if it wasn't for the show she wouldn't be where she is now and I agree to some extent.
This brings us back to her comment. She was on a podcast called "Diary of a CEO" where she spoke about hard work and poverty. She said:
"You're given one life and it's down to you what you do with it. 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 up 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. 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. "
Molly Mae later apologized for her comment by saying it wasn't meant with malice or ill intent. She just wanted to inspire people to go for their dreams no matter where they came from.
A lot of people were appalled by her comment seeing as it comes from someone who had it pretty easy in life, according to them.
I think Molly meant it in a positive way, she really did mean to inspire people to do their best no matter where they came from but it kind of missed the mark a little bit.
I think, yes we all get 24 hours in a day but they are not "the same". We all live different lifestyles, sometimes not lives that we choose for ourselves. Some people have it really tough and it is not ok to assume that we all can just "go for it" and work hard and things will just happen for us. I cannot even begin to state all the issues in the world that would make it so hard for people to have a wonderful life.
Even myself, I live a decent life but I cannot achieve the level of success that she has. Yes, I am trying to, but the reality that I would ever be as successful as her is pretty slim. I cannot even imagine people in different situations that are a lot harder. A lot of us are just trying to stay afloat, go to work, pay our bills and try to live a decent life.
There are homeless people who don't even have a roof over their heads, there are unemployed people who cannot get a job, there are people living paycheck to paycheck. There are so many different situations in the world that it is a stretch to say that we all have "the same 24 hours in a day".
I know the comment came from a good place and I think she is getting a lot of backlash for it but all she can do is learn from her mistake and move on. We are all human beings, nobody is perfect and we have ALL said something we are not proud of at one point in our lives.
Let me know what you think about her comment in the comments below!
Until next time,