It was advertised as the one “unforgivable” word that was set to change My Kitchen Rules.
But after Sunday night’s episode of the reality show aired, fans of the show were left feeling “disgusted”.
While visiting Pat and Bianca’s instant restaurant on the show, a few of the women struck up a problematic conversation about their first impressions of one of their fellow contestants, Karolina.
“I was a bit blown away, I was a bit scared,” Veronica told Karolina.
“You’re a very tall woman, you’re extraordinarily tall,” she added.
“It’s true,” Lyn chimed in.
“I thought you were trans.”
— #MKR (@mykitchenrules) February 17, 2019
Understandably, Karolina was shocked and outraged at Lyn’s comment.
“You thought I was a transvestite?!” she responded.
“You did point out something that I’m really sensitive about. You’ve friggen’ hurt my feelings!”
Although Lyn soon apologised for her insensitive comments, fans of the show were furious that the “transphobic” and “disgraceful” comment was even aired at all.
This is TRASH. Why did you air this #transphobic nonsense?
Producers need an ethical standard to adhere to.
— reroy (@okreroy) February 17, 2019