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Government Minister Compared To Molly-Mae Over Cost Of Living Comments

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Government Minister Compared To Molly-Mae Over Cost Of Living Comments

A government minister has drawn comparisons to Molly-Mae Hague after she made some pretty controversial comments about the cost of living crisis.

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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.

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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."

Rachel Maclean has been criticised for her cost of living comments. Credit: Sky News
Rachel Maclean has been criticised for her cost of living comments. Credit: Sky News

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."

Molly-Mae was criticised for not acknowledging her privilege. Credit: Instagram/@steven
Molly-Mae was criticised for not acknowledging her privilege. Credit: Instagram/@steven
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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".

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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."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@mollymae/ Sky News

Topics: News, Molly Mae Hague, Politics

Gregory Robinson
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