Molly Mae Hague's Dad, Stephen, has issued a lengthy statement defending his daughter, millionaire, Molly-Mae Hague and social media influencers, including Elle Darby, who have been targeted by trolls.
The statement comes days after his daughter, Molly-Mae, a Love Island star, sparked a huge amount of backlash on social media with her comments about poverty after insisting "we all have the same 24 hours in the day."
Molly's furious dad, Stephen, a former police officer, raised that individuals have been "driven to death" in the past after being relentlessly attacked online.
In a lengthy post, Stephen first spoke about the social media influencer, Elle Darby, who recently came under fire after several of her racist and fat-phobic former tweets resurfaced on social media.
Elle and PLT ambassador Molly found themselves inundated with abuse over the past few days, leaving Molly's father Stephen furious.
He said: "It must be tough for the media stars, influencers, and public figures."
"Especially the younger ones who are still learning the emotional rollercoaster of life."
"It hurts me to see people literally driven to death by cruel comments of people who don't know the individuals and hide behind a keyboard often on fake accounts, cancelling someone for something 5,6,7 or 10 years ago, when a child is profoundly naïve and shows a real lack of emotional intelligence."
He continued: "Then attacking people for a sentence made as part of an interview taken out of context – I wouldn't mind, but the CEO of Netflix appeared on a podcast called 'the same 24hrs' on which many well-respected business leaders have appeared – not attacked or cancelled.
He finished with: "I think the context of Molly's words fit better with the title of that podcast "we all have the same 24 hours in every day. But it's how we USE those 24 hours that makes the difference in our health, happiness and success" – but what do I know."
The former Love Island contestant and creative director of PrettyLittleThing, Molly-Mae, released a statement after she was branded "tone deaf" for her comments made in The Diary Of A CEO podcast last month.
The statement which was released by her representatives insisted she was fully aware that people come from different backgrounds, and she was just talking about her own experience.
In the controversial interview, Molly said that she worked her "a**e off to acquire the success and fortune."
"You're given one life and it's down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction," she said.
"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."
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