Loose Women DEFEND Molly-Mae for ‘tone deaf’ poverty comments and say she HAS worked hard to get to where she is

THE Loose Women have jumped to Molly-Mae Hague's defence after she was slammed for "tone deaf" comments about poverty.

During today's episode of the ITV show, Sunetra Sarker, Carol McGiffin and Katie Piper all shared their thoughts on Molly's interview on The Diary of a CEO podcast- and hit back at those criticising her.

Sunetra said: If that was any relative of ours, a 23-year-old girl, speaking up and saying 'you can do anything, you can be anyone', we'd be so proud.

"This is the next generation of women coming up, trying to promote to other people, which ever background they're from, that you can do it. The message she's giving is great and exactly where we want young women to be.

"The problem is, she's got 6m followers, a YouTube platform… she's got more reach than TV channels! So she's got people listening who will take offence when she doesn't mean to make anyone feel offended."

And Carol insisted that Molly was right in what she was saying, adding: "She hasn't got those followers and all those other things she's got because she's from a privileged background and that's what she's getting the heat for.

"People are saying 'you're from a privileged background and you've got what I haven't and I should be able to have it but I can't have it because I'm from a poor background'. Which is absolute nonsense!

"There are so many people that we know that come from nothing, I mean proper poverty, and have made something of themselves because they've worked hard. That's all it takes, it just takes work."

Katie defended Molly's job and insisted that, despite what some may think, a lot of hard work goes into it.

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She said: "I think it's misunderstood. It's portrayed as a glamorous job and that's her job to make it look effortless and glamorous but it's very production heavy.

"So she's wearing lots of different hats – she's an editor, she's a copywriter, she's a director, she's a stylist, and she's talent and actually it's a very difficult job."

Molly broke her silence on the backlash today, insisting the her comments had been taken out of context.

During the podcast, she said: "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."


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