Molly-Mae Hague forced to defend £8k giveaway as she announces winner

Molly-Mae Hague is forced to defend her £8k giveaway as she’s criticised for putting only 25 ‘random’ names in a generator to select the winner from over TWO MILLION entries

Molly-Mae Hague has been forced to defend the method she used to select the winner of her £8,000 designer bag giveaway on Monday.

The Love Island star, 21, took to Instagram to reveal she and her management spent last week deciding how to choose the lucky fan, and settled on putting 25 ‘random’ entries into a generator after over two million people took part in the competition.

As many social media users branded her technique ‘lazy’, the influencer claimed she couldn’t record all participants on the site without putting her account at risk and urged fans to ‘be happy’ for the champion, who goes by @joycenotjoy on the platform.

‘Let’s all be happy!’ Molly-Mae Hague has been forced to defend the method she used to select the winner of her £8,000 designer bag giveaway on Monday

The reality TV star, who opened the competition to celebrate earning one million YouTube subscribers earlier this month, went make-up free as she detailed her selection process.

Molly-Mae said: ‘Okay guys the moment is finally here, I’m just going to keep my phone up so you can see, it’s totally legit.

‘To pick the giveaway winner, we’ve come up with several ideas, but what we’ve done is pick 25 random people from the giveaway. We’re going to put 1-25 in the generator and whatever number is pulls out, that’s going to be the winner!’

Showing viewers her laptop, the media personality went on: ‘Let’s just do it then. I’m going to press the generator. Number 5 is @joycenotjoy you’ve just won my giveaway.

Controversy: The Love Island star, 21, revealed she and her management settled on putting 25 ‘random’ entries into a generator after over two million people took part in the competition

‘It’s light hearted!’ As many social media users branded her technique ‘lazy’, the influencer claimed she couldn’t record all participants on the site without putting her account at risk

‘The moment is here’: The reality TV star, who opened the competition to celebrate earning one million YouTube subscribers, went make-up free as she detailed her selection process

‘Thank you so much to everyone that has entered, please don’t be upset if you didn’t win. I love you all.’

Some fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment at losing the chance to scoop the massive haul of goods – including Louis Vuitton bags.

They wrote: ‘I mean I knew I was never going to win @mollymaehague giveaway. however only picking 25 people out of the millions that entered seems soooooooooo unfair. Or am I just being a scrounge?!

‘Is it just or me or was the Molly Mae giveaway kinda unfair? Cause she said to enter the giveaway do this and that which 2mil+ did but she only used the random generator on 25 ppl so only they had a chance of winning tbh.. I don’t think this was executed very well.

‘I don’t think this was executed very well’: Some fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment at losing the chance to scoop the haul of goods – including Louis Vuitton bags

‘Imagine Running a competition that millions of people enter and you can only be bothered to pick up 25 names… well your management @mollymaehague #mollymaegiveaway #mollymae #lazybehaviour

‘Okay but how can Molly Mae get almost 3 million entries on her giveaway AND ONLY PICK OUT OF 25 PEOPLE??? How does she think that’s fair??

‘I don’t understand why Molly Mae only picked 25 random people out of over 2 mil?? I’m confused.

‘How do you get 2mil+ comments on the Molly mae giveaway but then only do the number generator on 25 people??? How is that fair? 

Support: Others said naysayers should be grateful as they insisted the ‘sweetheart’ has been one of the only celebrities that have created such an impressive giveaway

‘what a scam Molly Mae’s giveaway was. nearly 3 million entries and she only picks 25 people to put in the random name generator lmfao.

‘I wonder how @mollymaehague’s team randomly chose 25 people from the comments section of her giveaway photo considering there were over 1 million comments to go through #mollymaegiveaway.’ (sic)

Others said naysayers should be grateful as they insisted the ‘sweetheart’ has been one of the only celebrities that have created such an impressive giveaway.

They penned: ‘Why are people moaning about how Molly Mae picked the winner Rolling on the floor laughing Stop being so sore and be happy for the girl that won ffs 2 million people entered what did you expect.

Turning heads: Over the weekend, the blonde turned up the heat in a leather bodysuit for a dinner date with her boyfriend Tommy Fury

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‘Really baffles me how salty some people are about loosing @mollymaehague giveaway. 1. She did sth most celebs would never do and we should appreciate her for that 2. Be happy for someone else, it really isn’t that hard

‘Molly Mae is such a sweetheart idc I’m still keeping my follow.’ (sic) 

The TV star stood by her further as she added in a separate post following the backlash: ‘For people saying that 25 names in a generator isn’t fair… we literally spent all well brainstorming the best way to pick. 

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‘There was no software or app that would allow me to put in two million IG comments without logging in with my insta password which I would never ever do. 

‘why am I scrolling through the all the tweets about molly mae and seeing people mad that she only picked from 25 people … like she still picked those 25 from the 2 million it’s literally not unfair lol ?

‘Let’s just all be happy for the winner please. It’s only a light hearted giveaway. The 25 names had all entered more than one… including the winner. Let’s be happy for her! She deserves it.’ (sic) 

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