Gogglebox & # 39; s Kerry Silbery faces a backlash from the viewer after making a & # 39; sexist comment to MEN & # 39; – but was it just an innocent joke?
Gogglebox star Kerry Silbery divided viewers Thursday after making a so-called & # 39; sexist & # 39; comment during a segment about Better Homes & Gardens.
While bank commentators watched host Adam Dovile build a bedside table for people to store their watches and rings, Kerry & # 39; s response sparked a heated debate on social media.
& # 39; I think we need a war that gives men something to do, & # 39; she said, clearly not impressed by Adam's craftsmanship.
Controversy: Gogglebox & # 39; s Kerry Silbery (photo) faces a backlash from the viewer after making a & # 39; sexist commentary to MEN & # 39; during Thursday's episode – but was it just a harmless joke?
Kerry's remark caused outrage among viewers, with some describing it as insensitive and sexist to men.
One person tweeted: & # 39; Jesus, @GoggleboxAU, if the roles were reversed, that would have been one of the most sexist comments on television. & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; #GoggleboxAU return … 1 from @TheSilberysAU says: "We need a war, it would give the men something to do". Sexually much? & # 39;
Tasteless? As he watched Adam Dovile (photo) tinkering at Betters Homes & Gardens, Kerry said: & I think we need a war that gives the men something to do & # 39;
& # 39; Sexually high? & # 39; The reaction led to heated discussions among viewers on Twitter and Facebook
& # 39; Duplicate standards & # 39 ;: a Twitter user said there would be a commotion if & # 39; roles were reversed & # 39;
& # 39; Official Fan Group & # 39; Gogglebox on Facebook was also divided on the comment.
& # 39; I was shocked when I heard Kerry say we need war. I can't remember the reason why she said it, but it's not right, & a person wrote.
Another replied: & # 39; I was shocked by the producers because they had not edited that comment. Incorrect on so many levels. & # 39;
Other viewers said it was a & # 39; small left field & # 39; was and & # 39; not fun & # 39; to hear.
& # 39; I was shocked to hear Kerry say we need a war … it's not good & # 39 ;: the & # 39; Official Fan Group & # 39; Gogglebox on Facebook was also divided on the comment
& # 39; Appalled & # 39 ;: a viewer wondered why producers broadcast the images in the first place
However, many Gogglebox fans defended Kerry and said the comment was just a joke.
& # 39; It was tongue in cheek about a stupid wooden thing that the man made at Better Homes & Gardens, & # 39; one viewer noted, to which another responded: & # 39; She was joking! & # 39;
& # 39; Do people have nothing better to do than complain about each episode after being broadcast? & # 39; a third supporter wrote.
Kerry is described on the Gogglebox website as a middle-aged & # 39; single & # 39; with a & # 39; frank, no-nonsense attitude to life & # 39 ;.
& # 39; She was joking! & # 39; Many fans defended Kerry, however, insisting the note was just a joke
& # 39; It was the tongue in the cheek & # 39 ;: Kerry is described on the Gogglebox website as a & # 39; sincere, no-nonsense attitude to life and flourishes as a single middle-aged & # 39;
Meanwhile, Kerry was not the only Gogglebox star who was not impressed by the Better Homes & Gardens DIY segment.
Jad Nehmetallah said: & # 39; My dad just wants a bottle of whiskey (for Father's Day). He does not want any home-made, glued-on head of a king-size bed. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 and Foxtel for comments.
Not impressed! Jad Nehmetallah (left) said about the segment: & # 39; My dad just wants a bottle of whiskey. He doesn't want some home-made, glued-on bed heads & # 39;
Do you like it? The Jackson family called it the & # 39; stupidest thing I have ever seen in my life & # 39;
Speaks her opinion: Kerry is described as a candid, no-nonsense attitude to life and flourishes as a single middle-aged single. Pictured: Kerry with daughter Isabelle and mother Emily
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