The British influencer says she won’t buy expensive items anymore – while wearing a designer top that costs $382.
British influencer Molly-Mae Hague has revealed she no longer splurges on designer items after thieves stole her and her boxing star boyfriend Tommy Fury from over $1.5 million worth of valuables.
Ms Hague, who was criticized last month for ‘tone-deaf’ comments about poverty, revealed in a YouTube video how her spending habits had changed since last October’s robbery.
Thieves broke into the Manchester flat she shares with Tommy Fury while the couple were in London for a work event, taking designer items, jewelery and laptops.
The couple have since moved to a new, undisclosed location and are spending “thousands” a month on extra security.
In a YouTube video posted on Thursday Ms Hague, wearing a $382 bodysuit by Alexander Wang, answered a fan’s question about whether the theft had changed her spending habits.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately and the answer to that question is 100% yes,” she said.
“My opinions couldn’t have changed had they tried… Obviously, having nice things can literally mean anything, except for the jewelry I was buying, the watches, the nice bags, very expensive clothes and all that.
“I think most definitely, definitely the interest in me has disappeared since the flight.”
Ms Hague said her desire for designer items had plummeted due to fears it would lead to more crimes against the couple.
“Why would I ever want to own something that’s going to jeopardize mine and Tommy’s safety, it’s absolutely not worth it in my eyes,” she said.
“In my eyes, the only watch I need – I’m not kidding – is my Apple Watch.”
In the video, Ms Hague also acknowledged that her year had started “very negatively” after comments she made about hard work during a podcast interview went viral for all the wrong reasons.
In December, she spoke of her success on the Diary of a CEO podcast, with comments she made about poverty and how “everyone has the same 24 hours” making headlines in January after being widely shared on social media.
“You are given a life and it’s up to you what you do with it,” Ms Hague said.
“When I’ve spoken about it in the past I’ve been criticized a bit, with people saying, ‘It’s easy for you to say that, you didn’t grow up poor, you didn’t didn’t grow up with big money struggles, so for you to sit there and say we all have the same 24 hours in a day, that’s not okay.'”
Ms Hague acknowledged that while ‘we all come from different backgrounds, we’re all raised in different ways and we’re all in different financial circumstances’, she believes ‘if you want something good enough, you can achieve it’.
“It just depends on how far you want to go to get to where you want to be in the future,” she said.
“And I will go all the way. I worked my absolute a*** to get to where I am now.
On Twitter, people slammed Ms Hague’s comments, likening them to telling homeless people to ‘just buy a house’.
Ms Hague’s Wikipedia entry was even briefly edited to change her name to Molly-Mae Thatcher, in reference to Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The entry stated that she was famous for “having worked harder than anyone less successful than herself”.
In response to the controversy, Ms Hague took to her Instagram story, explaining that her comments were “never malicious or malicious”.
“I apologize to anyone who was negatively affected or misunderstood the meaning of what I said on the podcast, the intentions of the podcast were only to tell my story and inspire me from my own experience,” she wrote.
Originally published as Molly-Mae Hague gives up designer items after $1.5 million theft