Martha Kalifatidis is standing up for herself and calling out Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch for ‘bullying’.
The morning after the Logies, the breakfast TV hosts sunk their teeth into Martha, accusing her of elbowing Kochie out of the way on the red carpet.
“I’ve still got bruises in the ribs from the Married At First Sight woman who elbowed me on the way through on the red carpet,” Kochie revealed.
Sports presenter Mark Beretta then joked, “Do not get between Martha and the camera!” while Sam said, “Especially when you’ve only got 15 minutes of fame!”
Coming down hard
Martha did not appreciate being the butt of their jokes, and took to Instagram and YouTube to accuse Sam and Kochie of “ridiculing and bullying me on national television.”
“Sam continued to make fun of me, a women in the industry that I’m meant to look up to. Sam, you have single handedly incited online hate towards me,” Martha said.
“Just when I had built myself back up after the tumultuous time on MAFS, you brought it all crashing down.
“Kochi, you are a father, yet you felt it necessary to shame me on TV. You felt it was OK to criticise me, call me short and turn what may have been accidental bump on the arm into something scandalous. You’re the bullies!”
Offering perhaps the most scathing response, she mispronounced Kochie’s name in her video, saying “kot-chi”.
Martha shared her comments on her Instagram feed and stories, as well as in a new YouTube video called, ‘The Truth about the Logies’, where it has been met with support from her fans and friends.
Fellow MAFS star Tamara Joy said, “Chin up darling... you looked stunning,” while a fan wrote, “As if they didn’t know who you were!! Seriously they’re in the media they know everything”.
Meanwhile her partner Michael, who also appears in the YouTube video, shared a gushing post saying he’ll stand by her side in the face of all the hate.
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