Influencer Rachel Hollis Faces Backlash For Comparing Herself To Harriet Tubman

There are plenty of things that influencers do that I would never do. The first is, of course, being an influencer. The second is selling my followers' crappy products I don't believe in or use, so I can make big bucks. The third is comparing myself to revolutionary woman in history, like Harriet Tubman,

Surprisingly, the third is not a universally known fact, as we saw with influencer and author, Rachel Hollis last week.

If you don't know who Rachel Hollis is, there's a good chance you've heard of one of her best-selling books.

Her books "Girl, Wash Your Face" and "Girl, Stop Apologizing" have sold millions of copies worldwide.

They were also the #1 gift to purchase for your female coworker who you don't know that well for Secret Santa.

Now, the 38-year-old is facing backlash for comparing her life to that of heroic women throughout history.

The drama all started when Rachel posted a video to her Instagram account where she referred to a live stream she had done recently in which she brought up the “sweet woman” who comes to her home twice a week to “clean the toilets."

This remark upset fans who labelled Rachel as "privileged AF" and "unrelatable."

In the now-deleted Instagram video, Rachel goes on to say she *hopes* she isn't relatable to her followers.

"What is it about me that made you think I want to be relatable?" she said to the camera. "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 have admired in history was unrelatable. If my life is relatable to most people, I'm doing it wrong," she concluded.

If the video wasn't cringey enough, Rachel listed a bunch of influential, heroic women in the video's caption: "Harriet Tubman, RBG, Marie Curie, Oprah Winfrey, Amelia Earhart, Frida Khalo, Malala Yousafzai, Wu Zetian... all Unrelatable AF. Happy Women’s History Month!" she wrote.

Of course, an author and influencer comparing herself to Harriet Tubman, an Underground Railroad hero who saved nearly 70 enslaved people, did not go over well.

Rachel has since apologized and taken the video down.