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Susan Knox

Molly-Mae defended by Jeremy Clarkson's daughter amid post-natal battle and vile trolling

Jeremy Clarkson's daughter Emily Clarkson has rushed to defend new mum Molly-Mae Hague after she made her return to her viral YouTube channel with a tearful video explaining her post-natal battle.

Former Love Island star Molly-Mae, 23, welcomed her first child, a baby girl called Bambi, with boyfriend Tommy Fury in January.

Since then, Molly-Mae has been sharing regular updates on her Instagram account, but the new mum has given her YouTube subscribers radio silence since becoming a mother.

Explaining her absence from the social media platform, Molly-Mae made a comeback to her YouTube channel this week as she broke down in tears about her overwhelming post-natal battle.

In the honest and raw video, Bambi's mum admitted that she has suffered with a certain loss of identity since becoming a first-time mum, and spoke about how lonely and isolated she has felt at times since giving birth.

Emily Clarkson has jumped to Molly-Mae's defence (Instagram)
Molly confessed that she has been suffering with a post-natal battle (mollymae/Instagram)

A tearful Molly-Mae told her fans that she has felt 'too overwhelmed' to share her busy life on YouTube, and felt guilty for letting her loyal fanbase down for not sharing as much of her life as she used to, now that she is navigating motherhood for the first time.

Although the majority of Molly-Mae's fans showered her with love, praise, and well-wishes following her honest confession, others have mum-shamed the former reality TV star, while more cruel keyboard warriors have claimed that she 'deserves' to feel the way she does.

Jumping to Molly-Mae's defence without hesitation after discovering that the new mum has been trolled over her honest video, Jeremy Clarkson's daughter Emily praised the first-time mum for sharing the realities of motherhood.

Molly-Mae broke down in tears on her Youtube channel (YouTube/ MollyMae)

Emily, 28, admitted that the trolling that Molly-Mae has received since sharing the video has 'grossed her out' as she called out the vile trolls for shaming the new mum.

Sharing an incredibly important post regarding postnatal depression and it's connection to suicide in young mums, Emily called out the disgusting behaviour from social media users who have kicked Molly-Mae while she is down.

"Post-natal depression is most likely to affect new mothers of Molly’s age, suicide is the leading cause of death in new mothers and the baby-blues are SO prevalent that every midwife and health visitor you speak to after having a baby warns you about the huge crash in hormones and emotions, I thought Molly opening up about this was pretty special," Emily wrote in her lengthy post.

Emily slammed the trolls who have been mocking new mum Molly-Mae (Instagram)
Emily called out the cruel trolls for their vile comments about Molly-Mae (Instagram)

"I reckon it validated a lot of women who were struggling but the comments on TikTok were SO horrific, so invalidating, so CRUEL I wanted to talk about it because I just don’t understand how we are operating in a society that on one hand emphatically pleads for more mental health awareness and on the other can be so stripped of humanity that we can disregard it entirely when it doesn’t suit our narrative.

"As ever it probably isn’t Molly seeing these comments, it’s other young mothers reading them who might now feel that if they open up, they won’t be taken seriously. Or that they don’t have a right to complain because they have a partner, or a good maternity package, or only one kid or a support network.

"There will ALWAYS be someone worse off and in Molly’s case that might be almost everyone but it still doesn’t mean she’s not allowed to struggle. History has taught us that mental health does not discriminate. Similarly with this 24-hours-in-a-day comment."

Molly has been praised for being so raw and honest about her struggles so far in motherhood (YouTube/ MollyMae)

Emily continued: "Personally, that pi**es me off because men have been saying the same thing on business podcasts since the DAWN of time. But on a wider scale it’s another toxic narrative that says if one person has said one bad thing one time, they are undeserving of any empathy, compassion, or love for the rest of their lives.

"We are playing so fast and loose with other human beings and whilst it may not be the celebrity themselves that really suffers (although we’ve seen time and time again that they do) the conversation as a whole is so damaging.

"This is a 23 year old mother. If you don’t like her don’t watch her. But respect that she has the right to her own feelings and as women, concede please, that we have a responsibility to each other to lead with empathy. God knows we need it."

* The Samaritans is available 24/7 if you need to talk. Call free on 116 123, email or head to the website to find your local branch.

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