Married At First Sight star Cyrell Paule has defended Olivia Frazer after she posted a video on social media saying that she had to call the police because people had driven to her house and hurled abuse at her.
The outspoken TV personality, who appeared on season six of the reality show back in 2019, took to her Instagram Stories on Monday to call out the backlash and defend the former teaching student.
“Ok guys, this is pretty f**ked. Let’s not go overboard now,” she wrote alongside a clip of Olivia’s video.
“She’s lost her job, that dude she was with left her, she is already hated as f**k, and now this… Regardless of what she’s done, she doesn’t deserve this.
“And your reactions are just a reflection of you… I keep reading how you all want an apology. Guys if she doesn’t want to say sorry for her actions… Who gives a flying f**k! Would you rather a forced apology?”
The mother-of-one went on to admit that she is worried about Olivia and her mental health due to the severe backlash from the public.
“I fear for Olivia… Because you gotta think where her mental state is right now. I know if I was her, I’d feel very alone,” she continued.
“And we all know how painful feeling alone can be… Don’t push people to their last straw, and I honestly think she will get to that point… If you want to criticise someone about lacking empathy but are not doing so yourself… Remember two wrongs don’t make a right.”
After being flooded with messages about Jackson and Olivia’s relationship, as it is currently believed that they are still going strong in the real world, Cyrell shared a follow-up post shortly after.
“Also ‘my bad’, I just heard that her dude left her, so not confirming s**t,” she wrote. “But I gotta say… That’s what you guys got out of all that!? ‘Did her partner leave her?’ Seriously… What world we live in.”
'I can’t even chill at home'
Cyrell’s statement comes after Olivia posted a video on her private Instagram account on Saturday night revealing how the public backlash has intensified.
“Some lunatics have just pulled up outside my home - don't know how they got my address - and have screamed that I’m a c***, I’m a rat, and I should die in a hole,” she said in the video.
“I can barely go out in public and now I can’t even chill at home.”
She added that as well as the police, she also reported the incident to “Channel Nine security” and spoke to her mum and TV ‘husband' Jackson.
A spokesperson for NSW Police tells Yahoo Lifestyle that a report has been made and inquiries were conducted.
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