Love Island star and blonde bombshell Molly-Mae Hague has come under fire for her “horrendous” views on privilege and meritocracy.

Speaking to The Diary of a CEO podcast last month, the PrettyLittleThing Creative Director said she “understands” that everyone comes from “different backgrounds” with “different financial situations”, but claimed that “if you want something enough you can achieve it”.

Shortly after the clip went viral, the 22-year-old’s Wikipedia page was changed to label her as “Thatcher with fake tan”. Others have labelled Hauge’s “girl boss” comments as “tone-deaf” towards those suffering from poverty.

Despite the backlash, droves of fans and supporters have rushed to Hauge’s defence, including an unlikely ally in Small Business Minister Paul Scully, who told LBC radio: “An aspirational approach to life is no bad thing”.

Steven Bartlett, the host of the podcast, also weighed into the debate, tweeting: “I’ve had male guests say what she said. No one cared. But when Molly says it, she’s crucified? Crazy.”

With over 6 million Instagram followers and 1.6 million YouTube subscribers, the Conservative Party could benefit from having a Molly-Mae in their ranks. Move over Liz Truss.