MARRIED At First Sight’s Jenna Robinson has broken her silence after co-star Thomas Hartley was slammed for making a ‘sick’ joke about her dead dad.
The lesbian reality star, who is still with bride Zoe Clifton after they ‘wed’ aan the E4 show took to social media this afternoon following the scandal.
She wrote on her instagram stories: “Thank you to those of you who have reached out to check in on me
“It really means a lot. Honestly I’m struggling a little with what I’ve heard.
“And although for them it’s a laughable joke at my expense, I’m now having to deal with the aftermath of my family potentially hearing what I’ve heard and I’m trying my best to prevent that from happening.”
Sy gaan voort: “As for the so called public ‘apology’ it’s yet another stab in the back.
“Not an ounce of remorse or respect and just to add I’ve had no personal apology either.”
Thomas caused a storm of controversy when he appeared on Cool FM’s What’s Happening podcast.
Die Scouse star upset many members of the cast by making a joke about Jenna’s dad, who died during Covid and was unable to walk her down the aisle on the show.
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The podcast was taken down and Thomas has since issued a grovelling apology.
He said there was “no excuse” for his behaviour and said he will live “eternally with regret” over his comments.
Hy het gesê: “I sincerely apologise for any offence I caused on the podcast. It wasn’t right and I did ask for it to be removed and it wasn’t.
“I take full responsibility and honestly completely regret the situation and what I said. I am honestly so sorry for any pain caused to anyone… There’s no excuse. I was out of order massively. I will live eternally with regret.”
“I think it’s important to start by saying this podcast is about dark comedy and it’s safe to say after the reaction from people, death threats, accusations and the band wagoning, it’s safe to say I’ve had some very dark thoughts,Maar dit stel vinnig baie eg bekend.
“I have already apologised, but the damage is done and for those personally affected by the podcast, I am extremely sorry. The lines between comedy and insensitivity were massively blurred. I was genuinely too comfortable and said the complete wrong thing.
“To the trolls, those threatening my family and friends, julle behoort julle te skaam. I’m taking a break from social media for a few days.”
Later, Thomas appeared in tears on his instagram stories following more backlash.
He sobbed: “Just to say when you’re sending these messages, what would you do if you sent a really f***ing awful message and the next minute someone had killed themselves.”
It comes after another of Thomas’ co-stars accused him of bullying her.
Jess Potter wrote on her social media: “Imagine a grown man is bullying me… constantly! DAILY.”
The dental hygienist, 31, continued to add: “How can someone who works in mental health think that being nasty about me constantly online, insta lives, insta story’s, podcasts and articles isn’t having an affect on mine…”