Influencer breaks down in tears while apologizing for revealing she owns her house aged 21

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By Asiya Ali

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An influencer has broken down in tears after she responded to the backlash she faced online for owning a house at 21 years old.

Katylee Bailey - from Yorkshire, United Kingdom - recently shared a video celebrating after she bought a house outright at her young age.

In the footage, which was captioned: "Biggest achievement of my life. Here's to my new chapter," Bailey held a champagne bottle with confetti inside which she popped before cheering.

She also lip-synched to Kanye West's famous speech at the Grammy Awards, when he said: "Everybody wants to know what I would do if I didn't win, I guess we'll never know."

Check out her TikTok below:

While many people hailed the young woman for her achievement, not everyone was pleased as some users pointed out that they work many hours and still cannot afford to be a homeowner.

One person wrote: "Lucky you here I am paying 2 grand in rent every month because I am not eligible for a mortgage despite working 40 hours a week."

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Another user said: "There’s me working my arse off every week fixing cars and could just act stupid in front of a camera to get a mortgage."

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A third user commented: "So sad the people that work the least get this, and people putting their life on the line can barely afford heating."

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A fourth person added: "There’s no way working on TikTok would buy a minimum of £100k house straight out! Mortgage free? How?!"

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Following the posting of the first video, Bailey shared a second clip where she tearfully addressed the criticism she received from commenters.

Watch her address the backlash below:

"I just wanted to come on here to say that I'm sorry to anyone who feels like I'm bragging about the house thing," she said, with tears in her eyes. "Yes, the system is absolutely f***ed, I will never get my head around the fact that I've become so lucky."

"But believe or not, as much as some of you guys don't wanna understand this, I do actually work, and let me tell you something, social media is so mentally draining," she continued.

"I know there are many people out there who work their a***s off. I genuinely did just fall lucky with social media. And yes my family has given me an amazing life."

"But I didn't get brought up with money, so to be able to achieve such a big thing at 21 years old, I'm just so grateful," she stated. "It's not me bragging, it's me being so proud of myself. I think if anyone else had the opportunity, they'd do it."

The emotional footage amassed 3.1 million views, with many people taking to the comments section to send their support to the influencer.

One user said: "You should never apologize for hitting such an achievement at such a young age and being PROUD of it!! You should be proud!!"

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Credit: TikTok

Another added: "Katylee, do not ever apologize! You should be proud of yourself! Shout it from the rooftops. You can’t please everyone and like you say anyone else."

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Credit: TikTok

According to Telegraph and Argus, Bailey first started her TikTok page "as a bit of fun" but now earns around £1,000 per video she posts. She dropped out of university to pursue social media as her full-time content creator.

Featured image credit: Alexander Korzh / Alamy

Influencer breaks down in tears while apologizing for revealing she owns her house aged 21

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By Asiya Ali

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An influencer has broken down in tears after she responded to the backlash she faced online for owning a house at 21 years old.

Katylee Bailey - from Yorkshire, United Kingdom - recently shared a video celebrating after she bought a house outright at her young age.

In the footage, which was captioned: "Biggest achievement of my life. Here's to my new chapter," Bailey held a champagne bottle with confetti inside which she popped before cheering.

She also lip-synched to Kanye West's famous speech at the Grammy Awards, when he said: "Everybody wants to know what I would do if I didn't win, I guess we'll never know."

Check out her TikTok below:

While many people hailed the young woman for her achievement, not everyone was pleased as some users pointed out that they work many hours and still cannot afford to be a homeowner.

One person wrote: "Lucky you here I am paying 2 grand in rent every month because I am not eligible for a mortgage despite working 40 hours a week."

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Credit: TikTok

Another user said: "There’s me working my arse off every week fixing cars and could just act stupid in front of a camera to get a mortgage."

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Credit: TikTok

A third user commented: "So sad the people that work the least get this, and people putting their life on the line can barely afford heating."

wp-image-1263205678 size-full
Credit: TikTok

A fourth person added: "There’s no way working on TikTok would buy a minimum of £100k house straight out! Mortgage free? How?!"

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Credit: TikTok

Following the posting of the first video, Bailey shared a second clip where she tearfully addressed the criticism she received from commenters.

Watch her address the backlash below:

"I just wanted to come on here to say that I'm sorry to anyone who feels like I'm bragging about the house thing," she said, with tears in her eyes. "Yes, the system is absolutely f***ed, I will never get my head around the fact that I've become so lucky."

"But believe or not, as much as some of you guys don't wanna understand this, I do actually work, and let me tell you something, social media is so mentally draining," she continued.

"I know there are many people out there who work their a***s off. I genuinely did just fall lucky with social media. And yes my family has given me an amazing life."

"But I didn't get brought up with money, so to be able to achieve such a big thing at 21 years old, I'm just so grateful," she stated. "It's not me bragging, it's me being so proud of myself. I think if anyone else had the opportunity, they'd do it."

The emotional footage amassed 3.1 million views, with many people taking to the comments section to send their support to the influencer.

One user said: "You should never apologize for hitting such an achievement at such a young age and being PROUD of it!! You should be proud!!"

wp-image-1263205694 size-full
Credit: TikTok

Another added: "Katylee, do not ever apologize! You should be proud of yourself! Shout it from the rooftops. You can’t please everyone and like you say anyone else."

wp-image-1263205695 size-full
Credit: TikTok

According to Telegraph and Argus, Bailey first started her TikTok page "as a bit of fun" but now earns around £1,000 per video she posts. She dropped out of university to pursue social media as her full-time content creator.

Featured image credit: Alexander Korzh / Alamy