Amber Gill slams Molly-Mae Hague’s ‘damaging’ wealth equality comments

Love Island star Amber Gill has weighed in on Molly-Mae Hague’s widely-discussed wealth equality comments – branding her views ‘damaging’. 

Speaking on her YouTube channel, the star, 24, was grilled by fans in a Q&A and revealed the overruling question was about a now-viral video of Molly-Mae speaking on a podcast and proclaiming: ‘We all have the same 24 hours in a day’. 

After sparking backlash on the ‘tone deaf’ stance, Amber vowed not to add to the ‘pile-on’ of critique on the star but conceded that her mixed race background meant she could not share the view and also lamented those living in poverty. 

Troubles: Love Island star Amber Gill has weighed in on Molly-Mae Hague’s widely-discussed wealth equality comments – branding her views ‘damaging’

Amber and Molly-Mae starred together on the fifth season of Love Island in 2019, where the former won the show and the latter found love with boxer Tommy Fury. 

Having scooped a legion of brand deals and lucrative contracts – including being named PrettyLittleThing’s creative director – Molly-Mae, 22, is deemed on of the show’s successful contestants yet caused shockwaves last week. 

An interview, which was first shared on YouTube on December 13, went viral when shared on Twitter, and sparked outrage from fans after Molly-Mae insisted she had worked her ‘a**e off’ for her success – before later apologising. 

In a video shared on Tuesday called Answering Your Deepest Questions, Amber apologised to fans for her absence from YouTube and vowed to make 2022 The Year Of YouTube and asked fans to subscribe to her channel for ‘really good content’. 

Eek: Amber and Molly-Mae starred together on the fifth season of Love Island in 2019, where the former won the show and the latter found love with boxer Tommy Fury

Eek: Amber and Molly-Mae starred together on the fifth season of Love Island in 2019, where the former won the show and the latter found love with boxer Tommy Fury 

She explained that the main question to arise referenced Molly-Mae’s comments about success and her statement: ‘We all have the same 24 hours in the day’. 

Speaking to the camera, Amber said: ‘I’m just gonna get on to this as it’s the main thing everyone’s asking about and it’s the trending topic and asking do we all have the same 24 hours in the day?

‘The short answer is no but I will say 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.’

Returning to the question, she went on: ‘However do I think we all have the same 24 hours? I just don’t. Because I come from a mixed race background and I can see different perspectives I don’t have that view…

Backlash: An interview, which was first shared on YouTube on December 13, went viral when shared on Twitter , and sparked outrage from fans after Molly-Mae insisted she had worked her 'a**e off' for her success - before later apologising

Backlash: An interview, which was first shared on YouTube on December 13, went viral when shared on Twitter , and sparked outrage from fans after Molly-Mae insisted she had worked her ‘a**e off’ for her success – before later apologising

‘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. Just look at my other family members! Just joking, my other family members are cute too, we’re a cute family…

‘Obviously you’ve got to be deemed attractive on Love Island, you have to have people like you. not everyone is as fortunate as me showing my personality. I was lucky that I won, I was lucky that people follow me… 

‘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…

'No malice': The reality star posted a statement on Monday afternoon insisting she only wanted to 'inspire' her fans with her success story

‘No malice’: The reality star posted a statement on Monday afternoon insisting she only wanted to ‘inspire’ her fans with her success story

‘For me, I’m in a position where I can get on a flight to Dubai or get on a flight to London. I can buy cameras and tripods and clothes and do things that make it easier for me to get a step ahead that other people do not have the access to do so…

‘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…

Awkward: After her comments went viral, footage also resurfaced of the star being left horrified after being asked to work a 12-hour shift in the PLT warehouse

Awkward: After her comments went viral, footage also resurfaced of the star being left horrified after being asked to work a 12-hour shift in the PLT warehouse

‘It’s such a difficult topic of conversation and do I think Molly meant any harm or malice? No. I do see what she’s saying that all Love Islanders have the same 24 hours to do what they need to do fair enough. 

‘But everyone across the world, definitely not and that’s just my opinion.’

She was also asked: ‘Why do you think certain Love Island stars become more successful than others?’, to which she responded: ‘We don’t actually know who’s the most successful, the amount of followers and brand details isn’t the only metric for success…

‘I personally enjoy – I’ve got my own property company, I buy property and I’ve got investments and stocks and I prefer that to being at the forefront of the camera.’

On the show: Her next question was whether she had lip filler, which she admitted to: 'I've had minor amounts of lip filler... when they need a little bit they put 0.5 in'

On the show: Her next question was whether she had lip filler, which she admitted to: ‘I’ve had minor amounts of lip filler… when they need a little bit they put 0.5 in’

She was then asked if there was anything she missed about life before fame and admitted she was ‘overwhelmed’ by fame: ‘I enjoy it when I put my opinions out there as I want to curate a solid audience for me…

‘I want to build a solid audience that love me for me.’  

Her next question was whether she had lip filler, which she admitted to: ‘I’ve had minor amounts of lip filler… when they need a little bit they put 0.5 in’. 

Speaking about stars who had their lip fillers dissolved – something Molly-Mae and Megan McKenna have publically shared – she went on: ‘And your faves who had their lip fillers dissolved, I’m pretty sure they just had them redistributed… that’s the tea’. 

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