Former MAFS star Cyrell slams groom's controversial race comment

Former MAFS star Cyrell Paule, who appeared on the 2019 season of the show, has taken to Instagram to share her thoughts on this year's participants, with the 32-year-old taking aim at groom Cody Bromley.

On Wednesday night's episode of the show, Cody admitted his lack of attraction towards his bride Selina Chhaur was due to her race.

MAFS' Cyrell Paule and Cody and Selina
MAFS' Cyrell Paule has slammed Cody Bromley 'on behalf of Asian Australians' after he said he wasn't attracted to his 'wife' due to her race. Photo: Nine

Selina had previously opened up about the bullying she encountered as a child due to her Asian ethnicity.

Cyrell was quick to slam Cody, writing, "On behalf of the Asian Australians I can honestly say, 'We don't find him attractive either. You really shouldn't be so picky when you're no walking Brad Pitt either.'"


She added, "Cause if falling in love was solely based on attraction, you might be waiting for a long time. Know when you're punching."

The former reality star also defended bride Selin Mengu, comparing the situation to her MAFS relationship with Nic Jovanovic, writing,: "The gist I'm getting about Selin is y'all think she is mean, nasty and to give her poor, innocent, kind partner a chance.

MAFS' Cody and Selina and Selin and Anthony
Cyrell shared her thoughts on Cody and Selina's relationship as well as Selin and Anthony's. Photo: Nine via Instagram/Cyrell Paule

"Yeah, yeah, yeah... same shit I copped about Nick," she said, adding sarcastically, "Poor Nick has been through enough..."

She continued: "Point being... there's two sides to every story! And they don't air everything. That's probably why she's being nasty."

Speaking about Tamara Djordjevic, Cyrell added: "She's smart. We live in a society where it seems the more you're a villain the more attention, [controversy] and more air time you get... it's probably what she wanted anyway."

Cyrell and Nic didn't work out together outside of the experiment with the MAFS star finding love with Love Island's Eden Dally. The couple share a son together named Boston, who will turn two this month.

Selina 'grateful' the show aired controversial moment

MAFS' Cody and Selina chat on the bed
Selina told us that she was "grateful" the show aired the controversial moment on TV. Photo: Nine

Selina spoke to Yahoo Lifestyle about the moment Cody told her that her ethnicity was part of the reason he wasn't attracted to her.

"I think it did honestly have something to play at it initially," Cody said at the time. "I’m not racist by any means but it’s not something I’m familiar with. To be honest, the short answer is it probably did."

Selina told us that she was "grateful" the show aired the controversial moment on TV.

"They could have just brushed this aside like every other thing under the banner of prejudice and racism, but they chose to air it and I think it’s great," she said. "It's going to cause conversation and build awareness around the matter.

"For myself and people of colour or people of different sexual preferences, we feel like we can't say anything. We feel like we have to make excuses and say, ‘They didn’t mean it like that, that’s just them’. But there’s a way to speak your truth and be honest without hurting someone's feelings."

With reporting by Lachlan Guertin.

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