Amber Gill calls Molly-Mae Hague’s comments on wealth inequality ‘damaging’

Amber Gill has weighed in on the controversy surrounding commentsMolly-Mae Haguemade on Steven Bartlett's The Diary of a CEO podcast last month.

The podcast aired on 13 December, and a snippet of the chat between the two millionaires has since gone viral where Molly implied that a person’s background shouldn’t stop them from being successful.

While the 22 year old admitted she hadn’t “grown up in poverty”, Molly went on to be criticised for her comments and wasbranded as “tone deaf”.

Following the controversy, Amber, who starred alongside Molly on the fifth season of Love Island, has discussed it, but insisted that while she didn’t agree with what Molly said, she didn’t want to add to the backlash she’s already received.

In the YouTube video shared by Amber on Tuesday 11 January titled ‘Answering your deepest questions’, the 24 year old was asked if we all have the same 24 hours.

She 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.”

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Amber continued: “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…

“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,” she continued.

“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.”

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