Last night was intense.
I’ve been following season seven of Masterchef Australia from the very first episode. I’ve been a true Masterchef fan. Cheering on my favourites. Yelling words of encouragement at the TV screen. Yelling, “Why? Why? Why” when the contestants made a mistake under all that pressure. And drooling over those dishes.
But last night. Last night was something.
Or more accurately, the lead up to last night.
From the beginning Georgia Barnes has been a very strong cook. For most of the season, she was hovering at the top of the best performers. There was no doubt that she would go far in the competition. For quite a while, she was everyone’s favourite.
Then something turned. I can’t really put my finger on it, but some Masterchef fans rebelled.
They dropped Georgia from their faves.
They changed their words of encouragement to words of anger when she teared up under the enormous pressure.
The started pointing fingers at the judges. They yelled "favouritism" at their screen whenever a judge would go up to her to talk to her about her dish.
It got to a point where Georgia was getting trolled on social media.
And it spiked last night.
"Poor Georgia had a teary again, bloody hell not going to buy her books, read her magazines or watch her shows if Georgia wins."
"The show is totally bias against Billie. Its all georgia georgia georgia."
"So happy georgia didnt win as she had too much screen time."
As you may know, Billie McKay took out the trophy last night.
With her win, it made fans stop and realise what was actually happening to Georgia.