The Block viewers rage over ‘fat-shaming’
Viewers of The Block are not impressed with foreman Keith Schleiger's comments to contestant Daniel Joyce.
When the South-Australian carpenter asked Keith to inspect his floor during Tuesday night's episode, Keith asked if Dan had "put on weight".
Viewers quickly made their way to Twitter to call out Keith's behaviour.
The show then showed a flashback from before their shutdown period, claiming that Dan had lost heaps of weight thanks to their sponsored meals Lite 'n' Easy. They even showed the farmer drilling a new notch in his belt because he was shedding so much weight.
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It’s 2020, are we still commenting on people’s weight? 🧐 #TheBlock— Ellyse (@ellyse101) September 22, 2020
#keith #BodyShaming is not something I expected from you. Ppl may think its a joke, but if the other party isn't genuinely laughing it's not a joke. Make comment's on yourself and leave personal body comments for others to make for themselves. It's 2020, no place 4 it #theblock— VišnjasBlog (@VisnjasB) September 22, 2020
Keith was asked to inspect a floor, decided to pass comment on someone’s weight instead.— Sarah Maree (@SarahMareeLife) September 22, 2020
Commentary on weight when it hasn’t been instigated by the person it involves is a no-go zone.#TheBlock
While the majority of people were offended by Keith's comments, one fan empathised with Dan for also putting on COVID weight, while another thought he could have taken it as the joke it was intended to be.
Originally published as The Block viewers rage over 'fat-shaming'