MULTI-millionaire Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague’s fake tan brand is hiring a social media content creator for less than £17,000 a year.
Cosmetics company Filter by Molly-Mae is looking for a social media savvy candidate to run the Instagram account and market the self-tanner.
Influencer Molly-Mae, 22, is not only the creative director at online fashion retailed PrettyLittleThing – she also owns the tanning brand Filter.
The star, who faced backlash following her appearance on The Diary of a CEO podcast earlier this month, now looks to be hiring.
Filter is offering social media hopefuls a starting salary of £16,845 to create content for the self-tanner brand and run the brand’s Instagram account.
The company, launched by the ITV2 dating show winner in 2019, already has more than 500,000 followers on Instagram but is looking to grow.
Filter’s job advertisement stresses hopefuls must be “confident in communicating with influencers” as part of their strategy to reach a wider audience.
The candidate should have a minimum of two years’ experience in the field and preferably a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.
They list benefits of the role as having “flexible hours” and being able to “work from home”, with “casual dress” for days in the Manchester office.
Filter are offering to pay the successful content creator between £16,875 and £25,000 depending on their experience in the field.
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It comes days after Molly-Mae was forced to issue an apology for controversial comments on privilege and wealth shared to social media.
She had told Dragons’ Den star and podcast host Steven Bartlett that “we all have the same 24 hours in the day” while discussing work ethic.
It left listeners insisting she was “tone deaf” to the everyday struggles of her fans, who took to social media to slam her.
Returning to social media for the first time after being viciously trolled online, Molly wrote: “When I say or post anything, 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.
“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.”
Molly-Mae said on the podcast: “You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction.
“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, you’ve not grown in poverty, you’ve not grown up with major money struggles, so for you to sit there and say that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, it’s not correct.
“And I’m like, but technically what I’m saying is correct. We do. So I understand that we all have different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways and we do have different financial situations, but I do think if you want something enough, you can achieve it.”
Despite the podcast coming out on December 13, Molly-Mae’s comments first caused controversy after being circulated on social media last week – within days of host Steven Bartlett making his Dragons’ Den debut.
It’s led many of Molly-Mae’s supporters to question the coincidental timing.
He has strongly denied any claims the timing of the viral podcast was intentional – and insists she’s being crucified over her success because she’s a woman.
Nearly three years on from her Love Island stint, Molly has seen her career as an influencer reach new heights, launching her own fake-tan brand and has also become the creative director of PrettyLittleThing.
But many have since called for her to lose her “dream job” at the online clothing brand over her comments.
Despite saying sorry for causing upset and any “misunderstanding” the interview may have caused, some of her followers felt it didn’t go far enough.
One woman wrote to Twitter: “I think her apology is going to make things worse, something seems very off about it.”
A second said: “I see that instead of taking the time to reflect on why people were so angry about what was said, Molly-Mae decides to double down and tell us all we’ve misunderstood.
“This is not an apology. This is ‘I had to address this before normal service of flashing my wealth resumed’.”
‘SPEAKING OF HER OWN EXPERIENCE’
The Sun exclusively revealed that PrettyLittleThing has backed the reality star to keep her job, saying her thoughts have been taken out of context and quotes have been fabricated.
The statement said: “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.”
It goes on to say how Molly is fully aware that everyone comes from “different backgrounds”, but was simply discussing her own journey.
“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.”
Businesswoman Molly is thought to be worth around £2million, with the PLT deal being worth seven figures.