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Rachel Maclean, the safeguarding minister, was interviewed this morning (16th May) by Sky News journalist Kay Burley about people struggling amid the crisis.
People on Twitter have compared Maclean's comments to those made by the Love Island finalist, in which she said during an appearance on the Diary of a CEO podcast: "We all have the 'same 24 hours in a day as Beyoncé."
She told listeners: "I understand we all have different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways, and we do have different financial situations, but I think if you want something enough you can achieve it."
One shocked Twitter user reacted to the minister's comments with the tweet: "Government ministers getting briefed by Molly-Mae there. Can you hear yourselves?"
Another person on Twitter quipped: "The gov safeguarding minister said the way British people should tackle the cost of living crisis is by working longer hours or getting better paid jobs. Molly-Mae won".
While a third Twitter user chimed in with: "Didn’t realise Molly-Mae was a Minister. ‘If you’re poor just like, earn more?’"
And a fourth user added: "Real Molly Mae ‘everyone has the same 24 hours in a day’ vibe".
Molly-Mae apologised on Instagram shortly after she faced backlash, posting on Instagram: "When I say or post anything online, it is never with malice or ill intent. I completely appreciate that things affect different people in different ways however I just want to stress that I would never intend to hurt or upset anyone by anything that I say or do.
"I apologise to the people that have been affected negatively or misunderstood the meaning of what I said in the podcast, the intentions of the podcast were only ever to tell my story and inspire from my own experience."