Shaughna Phillips weighs in on Molly-Mae controversy

Winter Love Island star Shaughna Phillips shared her thoughts on Molly-Mae Hague’s controversial comments this week.

Since her appearance on Steven Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO podcast in December, Molly-Mae Hague has been pulled up on several of the comments she made in the interview. After splitting opinions by saying having friends is ‘a waste of time,’ this week, her words about hard work have sparked a fresh backlash.

What did Molly-Mae actually say?

The section of the interview that sparked the latest controversy was when Molly-Mae 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.

She continued:

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. It just depends to what lengths you want to go to get where you want to be in the future. And I’ll go to any lengths.

Shaughna Phillips weighs in

After Molly-Mae started trending on Twitter for these comments, which many described as ‘tone-deaf,’ Winter Love Islander Shaughna Phillips appeared to weigh in.

In a further tweet, she directly referenced the Molly-Mae situation:

Despite the ‘no shade,’ Molly-Mae’s bestie Maura Higgins was unimpressed with the tweet, responding:

Although many fans seemed to agree with Shaughna, she appeared to regret sharing her views, later tweeting that she ‘need to learn to shut up.’ Meanwhile, Molly-Mae has not addressed the backlash to her comments herself.

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