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Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury spark another ‘classism’ row over ‘fascination’ with discount store

Molly-Mae Hague and her boyfriend  Tommy Fury sparked yet another ‘classism’ row following a trip to a discount store on Saturday.

The PrettyLittleThing creative director, 22, filmed her boxer boyfriend, also 22, gushing over the low prices of the shop’s energy drinks, with Molly-Mae remarking: ‘He’s absolutely fascinated’.

However, despite the innocent shopping spree, some people took umbrage at the fact the millionaire couple were so amazed by the low prices, with one recalling Molly’s ‘classist remarks’ which went viral earlier this month.

Backlashed: Molly-Mae Hague and her boyfriend sparked yet another ‘classism’ row following a trip to a discount store on Saturday

The Love Island alumni was recently forced to apologise for her ‘tone deaf’ comments on wealth inequality, in which she said ‘everyone has the same 24 hours’ for success.

The video shared to Molly-Mae’s Instagram saw the couple head to Home Bargains/B&M where she filmed their trolley filled up with bargain energy drinks and other household goods.

Panning the camera to her boyfriend, Molly-Mae told her fans: ‘I think Tommy’s enjoying our little trip to Home Bargains.’

Amazed: The PrettyLittleThing creative director, 22, filmed her boxer boyfriend, also 22, gushing over the low prices of the shop's energy drinks, with Molly-Mae remarking: 'He's absolutely fascinated'

Amazed: The PrettyLittleThing creative director, 22, filmed her boxer boyfriend, also 22, gushing over the low prices of the shop’s energy drinks, with Molly-Mae remarking: ‘He’s absolutely fascinated’

Tommy, brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, remarked: ‘Let me tell you, B&M Bargains, I’ve never seen anything like it.

‘These drinks that you get in the gym, they’re here and they’re 89p. Like, hold on, stop what you’re doing and process that for a second!’

Molly, who is reported to earn £400,000 a month in her role at PLT, was heard giggling, before turning to her trolley saying: ‘We’ve really stocked up, guys. Honestly, B&M trips are the one.’

Captioning her shopping video, she wrote: ‘He’s absolutely fascinated’.   

Stocking up: The video shared to Molly-Mae's Instagram saw the couple head to Home Bargains/B&M where she filmed their trolley filled up with bargain energy drinks and other household goods

Stocking up: The video shared to Molly-Mae’s Instagram saw the couple head to Home Bargains/B&M where she filmed their trolley filled up with bargain energy drinks and other household goods 

Bargain hunter: Panning the camera to her boyfriend, Molly-Mae told her fans: 'I think Tommy's enjoying our little trip to Home Bargains'

Bargain hunter: Panning the camera to her boyfriend, Molly-Mae told her fans: ‘I think Tommy’s enjoying our little trip to Home Bargains’

Stunned: Tommy said: 'These drinks that you get in the gym, they're here and they're 89p. Like, hold on, stop what you're doing and process that for a second!'

Stunned: Tommy said: ‘These drinks that you get in the gym, they’re here and they’re 89p. Like, hold on, stop what you’re doing and process that for a second!’

Their shopping trip sparked a strong reaction from some on Twitter, with one writing: ‘So weeks after being called out for her classist remarks, Molly-Mae’s first IG story that isn’t just a photograph is a clip of her and Tommy in Home Bargains/B&M being utterly shocked at the low prices.

Does she not have a PR team to advise her against s*** like this?’

Another commented: ‘Not Tommy and molly mae discovering home bargains.’

Others shared their thoughts too, with one tweeting: ‘Molly-Mae and Tommy Fury shopping in B&M has sent me’, with another adding: ‘something about molly mae and tommy fury being in b&m that’s so funny to me.’

Not impressed: However, despite the innocent shopping spree, some people took umbrage at the fact the millionaire couple were so amazed by the low prices, with one recalling Molly's 'classist remarks' which went viral earlier this month

Not impressed: However, despite the innocent shopping spree, some people took umbrage at the fact the millionaire couple were so amazed by the low prices, with one recalling Molly’s ‘classist remarks’ which went viral earlier this month

However, some people were quick to come to her defence, with one person posting: ‘Saw molly mae’s instagram story at home bargains and just had to come to twitter to see what people are saying, as expected its people reaching

With a second sharing: ‘Waiting for the whole slew of tweets bashing molly-mae for going to b&m.’

MailOnline have contacted representative of Tommy and Molly-Mae for comment. 

Support: However, some people were quick to come to her defence, with one saying people were 'reaching'

Support: However, some people were quick to come to her defence, with one saying people were ‘reaching’

Earlier this month, Molly-Mae apologised for her ‘tone deaf’ comments on wealth inequality, with the beauty sharing a statement insisting she only wanted to ‘inspire’ her fans with her success story.

An interview, which was first shared on YouTube on December 13, went viral when it was shared on Twitter, and sparked outrage from fans after Molly-Mae insisted she had worked her ‘a**e off’ for her success. 

Issuing an apology on Monday via her Instagram account, which boasts 6.2m followers, Molly-Mae explained: 

‘I wanted to come back online today as normal but I feel like before I do I just wanted to say this…When I say or post anything online, it is never with malice or ill intent.’

‘I completely appreciate that things can 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.’

Sorry: Earlier this month, Molly-Mae apologised for her 'tone deaf' comments on wealth inequality, with the beauty sharing a statement insisting she only wanted to 'inspire' her fans with her success story

Sorry: Earlier this month, Molly-Mae apologised for her ‘tone deaf’ comments on wealth inequality, with the beauty sharing a statement insisting she only wanted to ‘inspire’ her fans with her success story 

She added: ‘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. Love to you all, always x’ 

An interview, which was first shared on YouTube on December 13, went viral on Wednesday when it was shared on Twitter.  

In the clip, Molly, who last year was named the creative director of clothing brand PrettyLittleThing, a title with a seven-figure salary, said: ‘You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction.

'No malice': The Love Island star posted a statement insisting she only wanted to 'inspire' her fans with her success story

‘No malice’: The Love Island star posted a statement insisting she only wanted to ‘inspire’ her fans with her success story

‘When I’ve spoken about that in the past I have been slammed a little bit, with people saying ‘it’s easy for you to say that because you’ve not grown up in poverty, so for you to sit there and say we all have the same 24 hours in a day is not correct.’ But, technically, what I’m saying is correct. We do.’ 

She went on: ‘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. 

 ‘It just depends on what lengths you want to go to get where you want to be in the future. And I’ll go to any length.’ She then added: ‘I’ve worked my absolute a**e off to get where I am now.’

Molly-Mae’s subscribers took to the comment section of her latest YouTube video last week to share their opinion of the backlash the influencer has faced, with some choosing to hit the unsubscribe button. 

Taking to the comment section, one wrote: ‘You have done really well for yourself but undoubtedly saying that we all have the same 24 hours came across awfully because we really don’t- privilege is so real in today’s world, some people work ridiculously hard but have barriers to success such as family background, racism etc…’ 

Viral: An interview, which was first shared on YouTube on December 13, went viral when it was shared on Twitter under the heading 'If you're homeless just buy a house'

 Viral: An interview, which was first shared on YouTube on December 13, went viral when it was shared on Twitter under the heading ‘If you’re homeless just buy a house’

Slammed: One fan tweeted in response: 'She literally just went on a TV dating show and got brand deals, I'm not sure she 'worked here a**e off''

Slammed: One fan tweeted in response: ‘She literally just went on a TV dating show and got brand deals, I’m not sure she ‘worked here a**e off”

While another follower added: ‘Molly, I’ve supported you through and through since Love Island, but I’m so hurt by what said in the podcast. I can comprehend that perhaps you don’t mean it in the way it came across, but the point being is that it came across in a really terrible way.’ 

‘Unsubscribing. What reflection on how our society awards idiots. Meanwhile many of those who make a meaningful contribution struggle,’ typed a third. 

A fourth subscriber chimed: ‘Completely out of touch and deluded. It’s embarrassing to listen to her speak on the matter because she just consistently exposes how sheltered and ignorant she is.’ 

A spokesman for the star told MailOnline last week that Molly acknowledges that people ‘are raised in different ways’ and ‘from different backgrounds’ and that she never meant to offend. 

Awkward: After her comments went viral, footage also resurfaced of the star being left horrified after being asked to work a 12-hour shift in the PLT warehouse

Awkward: After her comments went viral, footage also resurfaced of the star being left horrified after being asked to work a 12-hour shift in the PLT warehouse

A statement read: ‘Molly did a podcast interview in December about her own rise to success. If you listen to the full conversation and interview Molly was asked about how the nature of her potential grows and how she believes in herself.  

‘This part of the interview was discussing time efficiency relating to success. Molly refers to a quote which says “We all have the same 24 hours in a day as Beyonce”. 

‘She was discussing her own experience and how she can resonate with this specific quote. Her opinion on if you want something enough you can work hard to achieve it is how she keeps determined with her own work to achieve more in her own life. 

‘Molly is not commenting on anyone else’s life or personal situation she can only speak of her own experience. 

Defence: Dragon's Den star Steven Bartlett defended Molly-Mae after she was 'crucified' over her controversial comments on wealth inequality and poverty on his podcast

Defence: Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett defended Molly-Mae after she was ‘crucified’ over her controversial comments on wealth inequality and poverty on his podcast

Double standards? Taking to Twitter on Friday, the Dragon's Den star claimed none of his male guests who have said similar things have faced such a backlash

Double standards? Taking to Twitter on Friday, the Dragon’s Den star claimed none of his male guests who have said similar things have faced such a backlash 

‘She acknowledges that everyone is raised in different ways and from different backgrounds but her comments here are in reference to timing, hard work and determination in her own life.’ 

‘If you listen to this interview you can see the whole conversation was about her own personal circumstances, how she has grown up and this small clip in the conversation was talking about a quote that inspires her.

Social media users have shared a short snippet from this interview with words such as ‘if you are homeless buy a house’ and “if you are poor be poor” these are absolutely not Molly’s words, these are not Molly’s thoughts and this isn’t at all the meaning or thought behind that conversation.’

Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett defended Molly-Mae Hague after she was ‘crucified’ over her controversial comments. 

Love Island star: A clip of her December interview went, with Molly's comments that she has 'worked my a**e off' for her wealth and that 'everyone has the same 24 hours in a day' to achieve sparking a backlash

Love Island star: A clip of her December interview went, with Molly’s comments that she has ‘worked my a**e off’ for her wealth and that ‘everyone has the same 24 hours in a day’ to achieve sparking a backlash

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