Co-host of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, Julia Morris, is receiving some harsh words from fans after her joke to model Simone Holtznagel back-fired on Sunday night’s episode.
It was during a “heavyweight eating challenge” between Danny Green and Anthony Mundine that included a smorgasbord of raw sausages, offal jelly and fish eyes, that left Mundine vomiting up the ‘food’, and Green victorious.
However it was also in in that moment that Morris said to the 2011 Australia’s Top Model runner-up, “Oh my god Simone, does this remind you of Australia’s Next Top Model?”
The joke got a big laugh among the contestants with Holtzenagel taking it in good faith responding with, “Post-traumatic stress” while fanning herself comedically.
However on social media, Morris’ remark fell flat.
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Although, some viewers have defended the comedian, saying that it was just a joke, many weren’t happy with Morris making light of bulimia and eating disorders which is prevalent in the modelling industry.
Twitter user @blair_jensen wrote, “did Julia Morris just make a bulimia joke on national tv? Wow
#ImACelebrityAU pretty classy…” while others, like Chloe (@selrauhlenas) criticised the show for the “stereotypical,” irresponsibly comment.