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Influencer Slammed For Claiming She Can't Survive On Less Than $10,000 A Month

Dominic Smithers

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Influencer Slammed For Claiming She Can't Survive On Less Than $10,000 A Month

A TikToker has been called out for claiming they couldn't survive on less than $10,000 a month.

Liv B, from the US, has been hit with one hell of a backlash after saying $117,000 'isn't a lot of money'.

The 25-year-old says she needs at least $10k a month just to get by.

The outrage was sparked following a video Liv posted to her channel, in which she claimed she would never have a job that pays by the hour.

In the video, the fitness influencer said it just 'wasn't worth it'.

She said: "Hourly wage is not worth it. I will not be going back to work for the white man. I will be working for myself, for tips, or creating my own business.

"Working for hourly pay in the U.S. is not worth it."

But one of her viewers took exception to her comments, replying to tell her that he earns $117,000 from his hourly rate job.

In another video, Liv replied: "Sir, $117,000 a year is not a lot of money. It's a lot of money to some Americans because Americans are broke.

"But $117,000 is not a lot of money, so congratulations."

In the US, the average person earns around $63,000, with the average household earning over $87,000.

When someone replied that she must have a pretty 'lavish lifestyle' to be needing at least $120k to get by, Liv replied: "$117,000 a year is $10,000 a month. It's not that I live a lavish lifestyle, it's that I live an adult life.

Liv has been criticised for her comments. Credit: @oliviamariah97/tiktok
Liv has been criticised for her comments. Credit: @oliviamariah97/tiktok

"I'm 25 years old. I'm 25 years old! You cannot survive on $10,000 a month. At least I can't."

Her comments have caused a pretty fierce debate, with plenty of people disagreeing... unsurprisingly.

One person asked: "I've never had that much money per month in my life and I'm 32, working at a law firm. Is this person an heiress?"

"Single mom here and I am surviving on much less," wrote another. "If I made $117K I would be thriving."

Sharing their own experience, another commented: "I am a mother of two making $3K a month, if that, after taxes.

"I live in a decent neighbourhood and there is always food.

"Paying daycare cost, it's a stretch - especially when we want to do activities but I make it happen. Do you know what I can do with $10k?"

The 25-yer-old said $10,000 isn't a lot of money where she's from. Credit: @oliviamariah97/tiktok
The 25-yer-old said $10,000 isn't a lot of money where she's from. Credit: @oliviamariah97/tiktok

In another video, however, Liv expanded on why she needed so much money, revealing she spends $4,000 on food and rent every month.

She explained: "$10,000, where I live, is not a lot of money - being 25-years-old, being a young adult, being from California, being someone who likes to travel, being someone who likes to eat, being someone who likes to work out, being someone who likes to do a lot of activities.

"Also, being an up and coming artist and business owner, you need money to succeed at that."

Liv also explained that she doesn't actually earn $10,000 and apologised for any offence she caused.

She said: "I sound really entitled in the video that I posted and that's not how I meant to come across.

"I should have never used the word 'a lot' because let's get this straight, if someone offered me $100,000, I would grab that and run.

"I do apologize if I offended anyone. I shouldn't have put Americans in one category because we're all different and I should have thought before I spoke so I do apologize."

Featured Image Credit: @oliviamariah97/tiktok

Topics: TikTok, Viral, US News

Dominic Smithers
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