On April 4th, Rachel Hollis apologised on Instagram following a TikTok video which received backlash after she discussed a comment calling her “unrelatable.”
When a user commented that Rachel was “unrelatable” after she mentioned having a cleaner, Rachel took to TikTok to say: “What is it about me that made you think I want to be relatable? No, sis, literally everything I do in my life is to live a life that most people can’t relate to.”
Rachel came under fire on Twitter and Instagram after captioning the video with names of other “unrelatable” women including Marie Curie, Malala Yousafzai, and Harriet Tubman.
What did Rachel Hollis post on Instagram?
Following a TikTok video which received backlash online, Rachel Hollis uploaded a post on Instagram apologising for the situation. She said:
“I made a post last week that was upsetting to people and although that was never my intent, I own that it was and I apologise.”
“Was my post upsetting because I mentioned my cleaner? I’m sure that it would make my brand more likeable and more relatable if I act like I achieve all these things through hard work and organisation but that’s bulls**t… I want you to know that it’s a group effort.”
“Was my post upsetting because I mentioned some of my favourite women in history? To believe that because I mentioned them I am comparing myself to them is ludicrous… I cannot now or ever compare myself to these women and I don’t want to.”
Rachel Hollis posts TikTok comparing herself to Malala and Harriet Tubman
Rachel Hollis posted a TikTok in which she discussed how someone called her “unrelatable” for having a housekeeper who comes and “cleans the toilets” in her house. She said:
“Yesterday I was doing a livestream and I mentioned that there was a sweet woman who comes to my house and cleans, she’s my house cleaner, she cleans the toilets.”
Rachel continued on to mention that the user then called her “unrelatable,” to which she responded:
“What is it about me that made you think I want to be relatable? No, sis, literally everything I do in my life is to live a life that most people can’t relate to. Most people won’t work this hard. Most people won’t get up at 4 a.m. Most people won’t fail publicly again and again just to reach the top of the mountain. Literally every woman I admire in history was unrelatable. If my life is relatable to most people, I’m doing it wrong.”
Rachel made a list of other “unrelatable” women she admires: “Harriet Tubman, RBG, Marie Curie, Oprah Winfrey, Amelia Earhart, Frida Khalo, Malala Yousafzai, Wu Zetian… all Unrelatable AF.”
Rachel Hollis receives backlash for TikTok about being “unrelatable”
Following the post, Rachel faced backlash online, with many people taking to Twitter to discuss the situation.
Many people particularly with the fact that she compared herself with women in history such as Malala Yousafzai, Marie Curie, and Harriet Tubman, by claiming that, they too, were “unrelatable AF.”