MAFS' Olivia Frazer loses her job: 'I'm more hated than Vladimir Putin'
It seems her stint on Married at First Sight has had some serious real life consequences for Olivia Frazer, with the reality TV star revealing today that she’s now jobless.
The 27-year-old was speaking to 2Day FM's Hughesy, Ed & Erin when she was asked whether she thinks her behaviour on the show - along with the way it’s been edited - will impact her future career prospects, as she’s currently studying to become a teacher.
Olivia was candid with her response, saying: “I've already lost my job as a direct result of this show.”
She went on to say that the backlash has been so severe that she feels like she’s “more hated than Vladimir Putin,” in Australia right now.
The public’s response to the way Olivia circulated a nude photo of her co-star and rival Domenica Calarco has been fierce, with outraged viewers petitioning to have criminal charges brought against Olivia.
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“I saw that petition, and it's like - more people have signed a petition to have me arrested than to end the war in Ukraine,” she said.
“I hate that I'm the priority. That's ridiculous.”
She went on to add that she doubts she’ll ever be able to return to social media.
One friend of Olivia's from her home on the NSW Central Coast recently told Yahoo Lifestyle, “Olivia knew she was in for a rough ride once the show started airing, but it's been a lot tougher than she thought.”
Another pal claimed that Olivia is “trying not to watch the show” and keeps her phone turned off when it airs on TV.
“She is just focusing on her future with Jackson and becoming a power couple,” they said. “She knows she can't go back into teaching for a while...”
Olivia herself has said that if it weren't for the support of her TV husband Jackson Lonie, her mum, brother and close friends, she doesn't know how she would have survived the viewer backlash.
In a recent chat with KIIS 101's Jase & Lauren in the Morning, Olivia admitted, “I’ve been getting death threats, my best friend's been getting death threats, people are sending violent messages to my mum saying I should go join my (late) dad.”
'I fear for her mental health'
In a column for Yahoo Lifestyle this week, former reality star Angie Kent confessed that she’s seriously concerned about the amount of hate being directed at Olivia and the impact it will have on her mental health.
“The amount of online hate Olivia is receiving is starting to make me feel quite ill at ease,” she said.
“If she is in fact the way she is being portrayed, then I do hope the feedback - if that’s what you want to call full-on John online bullying - assists her with improving herself entirely.
“(However,) if editing has a massive part, and the chopping and changing of what’s been filmed is making it that little bit next level, then I do fear for her mental health. Heavily. I mean, I already do fear for her mental health but more so.”
Despite the turmoil within the Married at First Sight cast, Olivia and Jackson had a fairytale ending after they chose to leave the final commitment ceremony together on Monday.
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