The Block 2022 fans were outraged after the show’s social media team shared a tweet warning trolls not to send hate to contestants.
The post, shared on their official Twitter page, reminded fans not to attack or troll the Blockheads personally, and comes after Sharon Johal and Ankur Dogra were inundated with hateful and racist comments ignited by their TV “villain” edit.
“Comments are welcome, but personal attacks, negativity, racial abuse and trolling will not be tolerated,” the Tweet read, complete with rainbow heart emojis.
Fans were quick to point out the show’s hypocrisy in urging “The Block family” to “support each other” when huge chunks of episodes had been dedicated to “targeting” Sharon.
They urged fans to “report abusive, harmful or racist content using the platform’s support tools”.
However, fans were having none of it and called for The Block’s showrunners to take responsibility for “creating these situations”.
Fans Urge The Block To Pass Their Message Against Bullying onto Host Scott Cam
Others questioned whether this newfound “family” mentality was passed on to Scott Cam after he bombarded Sharon and Ankur during the September 7 episode.
Sharon explained that she and Ankur should be allowed to share their feelings without people like Scotty being “defensive”.
On September 8, fans called out Scotty for “railing” on the actress and slamming The Block producers for airing a (should have been) private conversation.
Sharon later addressed the show’s “character assassination” on September 8 for R U OK? Day.
Want even more goss? Listen to episode 212 of the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto below!
Know something that we don’t? Spill the tea here!
Get the tea first! Follow So Dramatic! on Instagram and tune in on Mondays to get your reality tea fix with the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto.