The Block fans are baffled by the production’s casting choices after influencers Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull sensationally ditched the beloved renovation series.
Despite the couple claiming they left to look after Joel’s injured mother, Twitter quickly erupted as the August 9 episode aired, with fans airing their frustrations and offering their own theories about the departure.
After 19 years of The Block on TV, fans asked why Elle and Joel would audition if the long-running show wasn’t going to be “on brand” for them.
The Block Fans Aren’t Convinced by Elle and Joel’s “Excuse” for Leaving the Show
Fans also pointed out that The Block had previously been supportive of contestants who were dealing with illness in the family, such as Bec and George Douros after her mother passed from cancer during filming.
However, other Twitter users claimed The Block handled the situation poorly, with the couple receiving overwhelming amounts of hate.
Elle Ferguson Copes Hate on Instagram after Leaving The Block with Partner Joel Patfull
Elle has continued to post her regular content on Instagram, with no mention of The Block scandal on social media.
Of course, her Instagram comments also blew up after the episode, with some sending hate and others reminding people it was “just a show”.
“Whether you agree with their choice, it is their choice. Did they leave in the right way? They did it the way they wanted to. Saying you’re disappointed is different from being a troll and writing awful comments,” one fan wrote.
Another wrote: “Ignore the negativity… you’ve worked hard for what you have… you’re clearly not a quitter! If only all the Insta trolls could walk a mile in your (fabulous) shoes!”
“Let’s remember those who are trolling money doesn’t buy mental health; some of these comments are terrible they are human beings with real feelings and emotions,” a third said.
“Oh my goodness, whatever happened, whatever the reasons, these comments are horrific, and nobody should be subjected to online abuse like this. Are we human beings?” Another Instagram user commented.
“Look after your mental health and know that you have the support of lots of people. We all make decisions that not everyone else agrees with. Take care of yourselves,” a fifth fan said.
Some fans praised Elle for posting, calling it a “gusty move” and suggesting that “silence is the best response“.
“Gotta respect not turning the comments off,” one fan pointed out.
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