Woman left in tears after getting backlash for revealing she bought a house aged 21
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An influencer who revealed she owned her own house at the age of 21 was left in floods of tears after receiving a huge backlash online.
Katylee Bailey, from Bradford, recently took to TikTok to reveal she was the lucky owner of her house - and mortgage free too.
In the TikTok, which has been viewed 3.5 million times, Katylee held a champagne bottle with confetti inside.
Captioning the clip, she wrote: "Biggest achievement of my life. Here's to my new chapter."
Her celebratory revelation didn't go down well with viewers, who slammed her in the comments.
One person wrote: "So sad the people that work the least get this and people putting their life on the line can barely afford heating."
A second added: "Alright for some."
Meanwhile, a third commented: "Lucky you, here I am paying 2 grand in rent every month because I am not eligible for a mortgage despite working 40 hours a week."
Although these negative comments came from a minority, as most were happy for Katylee, the stinging remarks still hurt the influencer's feelings.
In a follow up video, the teary-eyed TikToker said: "I just wanted to come on here to say that I'm sorry to anyone who feels like I'm bragging about the house thing.
"Yes, the system is absolutely f***ed, I will never get my head around the fact that I've become so lucky.
"But believe or not, as much as some of you guys don't wanna understand this, I do actually work and let me tell you something, social media is so mentally draining."
She continued: "I know there are many people out there who work there a***s off. I genuinely did just fall lucky with social media.
"And yes my family have given me an amazing life. But I didn't get brought up with money, so to be able to achieve such a big thing at 21-years-old, I'm just so grateful.
"It's not me bragging, it's me being so proud of myself. I think if anyone else had the opportunity, they'd do it."
In 2021, The Telegraph and Argus reported that Katylee earns up to £1,000 for each video she posts, after dropping out of university to pursue a career in social media full-time.
Being 21, Katylee is much younger than the average first time buyer in the UK which is reportedly around 33 years old, up from 32 in previous years.