MasterChef fans demanded 10 Reynold Poernomo give his own show before homophobic messages were revealed
MasterChef Australia’s ‘dessert king’ Reynold Poernomo made headlines on Friday when his shocking homophobic messages were revealed.
And just before his comments were revealed, some fans of the show demanded that Channel 10 sign him up for his own spin-off series.
The 26-year-old even said he would like to have his own show.
Will they still think the same? MasterChef fans demanded this week that Channel 10 Reynold Poernomo (pictured) sign for his own show … before his SHOCKING homophobic messages were revealed
A viewer took to Twitter on Thursday and wrote, “Channel 10 has to sing Reynold and create an endless episode of the show using full Reynold mode and creating adventurous dessert plates.”
The chief shared the tweet on his Instagram story and wrote: ‘Hahahaha! That would be nice. ‘
Other fans tweeted their support for a Reynold show, including one that said, ‘I don’t know how to make these high-end desserts every time. He needs his own show. What a star. ‘
Another wrote: “Reynold deserves his own cooking show. He is so passionate and fascinating to watch. ‘
“I think Reynold needs his own show. He’s serving up final challenge dishes for the participants to duplicate, ‘added another.
Follow in their footsteps? When he signs up for his own show, Reynold follows the likes of his fellow MasterChef alumni, including Poh Ling Yeow, Hayden Quinn and Julie Goodwin, who have each organized their own cooking programs
When he signs up for his own show, Reynold follows the likes of his fellow MasterChef alumni, including Poh Ling Yeow, Hayden Quinn, and Julie Goodwin, who have each organized their own cooking programs.
On Thursday, Reynold impressed the jury with his Alice In Wonderland-inspired dessert dish called Down The Rabbit Hole.
His highly technical dish consisted of a caramelized white chocolate diplomat with pistachio sponge, matcha crumble, dark chocolate and a vanilla caramel and lime yogurt.
Reynold, who owns KOI Dessert Bar along with his family, used the hot caramel to melt the chocolate, which to the great surprise of the judge created an illusion of a rabbit hole.
Dessert King: Thursday, Reynold dazzled judges with his Alice In Wonderland-inspired dessert dish called Down The Rabbit Hole (photo)
But on Friday, Reynold’s shocking homophobic messages were revealed that gay men called “freaks” and “mentally ill.”
Reynold suggested that gay people be “imprisoned and put on an island” among a series of homophobic posts on an online forum, Daily Mail Australia revealed.
He posted on bodybuilding.com forums in 2014, just months before appearing on screen in Season 7 of the hit Australian TV show.
Under the thread ‘First gay couple on the Disney Channel. Do you agree with them? Reynold – under the profile name ‘reyreyy’ – gave a shocking answer.
“I wish the world had made a unanimous decision that they would catch all gay people and put them on a remote island full of gays, that way the people (ppl) will be happy and the freaks can go on and fuck themselves,” the then 20-year-old wrote.
Shockingly, under a thread about a TV show for children with a same-sex couple, Reynold said he wanted ‘the world to make a unanimous decision in which they would catch all gays and put them on a remote island full of gays’
That comment was followed by another on a thread entitled, “Is Homosexuality a Mental Illness?”
“Yes, end of discussion,” Reynold replied.
The forum posts are likely to shock some of the ‘dessert king’ co-master chefs, some of whom are openly gay or lesbian.
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia via Channel Ten, Reynold said he was now “deeply ashamed” of the comments and “was not the person I was then.”
Making headlines: On another bodybuilding.com thread entitled “Is Homosexuality a Mental Illness,” the then 20-year-old wrote, “Yes, end of discussion.”
“I want to offer my sincere and deepest apologies for the comments I made in 2014. I am ashamed of these comments and I am very sorry, ”he said.
At the time these comments were made, I was a very immature, shortsighted and insular 20-year-old. I have grown and grown up in the past six years. I am not the person I was then.
“I have many friends and colleagues who are part of the LGBTIQ + community. I support them wholeheartedly and care deeply about them. I’m really sorry and I apologize for having committed. ‘
Network Ten has not responded to questions asked about whether Reynold would be reprimanded or accompanied.
Brendan Pang, Khanh Ong, Reece Hignall and Courtney Roulston – who are currently contestants on the show – were all open about their sexuality before.
Khanh also wore T-shirts in every episode promoting the ‘you are loved’ message by LGBTQI youth charity, Minus18.
MasterChef Australia continues on Channel Ten on Sunday at 7:30 PM
Apology: In a statement to Daily Mail Australia via Channel Ten, Reynold said he was now ‘deeply ashamed’ for the comments and ‘was not the person I was then’