Unless you’ve been living offline for the past week, you’ll probably be aware of Molly-Mae Hague’s infamous ‘24 hours’ comments. The influencer has been criticized for comments that ‘we all have the same 24 hours in a day’ in an interview that has been described as ‘tone-deaf.’
Amber Gill on ‘24 hours’ comments
Now, Love Island 2019 winner Amber Gill—who appeared on the same series of the show as Molly-Mae—has shared her thoughts about the drama. Taking to her Instagram story, she responded to a fan asking how she felt about the issue, saying:
Social inequality is a massive thing whether its race, gender, sexual orientation, anything like that. To say we all have a level playing field is very damaging... I'm very fortunate. I fell into Love island because I'm deemed 'attractive', which is luck. I'm not saying it's not hard work to get where you are even in this industry because it does and it does take determination, but it's very damaging to say we all have the same 24 hours because we don't.
It's not really fair to say we all have the 24 hours. Essentially, technically everyone has 24 hours in day but do we have the same access? Even if it's supportive parents, or even having parents or having a place to live not having to choose between your heating or feed your kids or affording clothing or education or just being able to afford everything to achieve a good standard of life.
However, Amber did nuance her comments, stating that she didn’t believe Molly-Mae meant ‘any harm or malice’ and underlining:
I don't believe in inciting hatred, trolling or jumping on anyone in the public eye so that's why I normally like to chat on stories and weigh in, but I'm very conscious that when people are piling in on top of somebody that I don't want to add fuel to that fire.