Married At First Sight's Jessika Power reacts to Olivia's photo controversy

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Married at First Sight star Jessika Power has criticised Olivia Frazer for exposing Domenica Calarco's nude photo on the show.

Viewers of the Australian reality show were left unimpressed after Frazer shared a nude photo of rival bride Calarco with the other cast members in scenes that aired last month.

Speaking to The Herald Sun on Friday (April 22), Power showed her support for Calarco and said that Frazer's actions were "disgusting".

Photo credit: Nine Network
Photo credit: Nine Network

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Though fans were unimpressed with Power during her own appearance on the show in 2019 due to starting a relationship with another co-star, she insists that Frazer's actions were far worse than her own.

"It's worse than me. That's a different type of dislike from people. You can't just say 'I found it on the internet', you need to pay for it and it's behind a paywall," she said.

"As women in 2022, aren't we supposed to be empowering each other? I thought it was disgusting for another woman to do that to another woman. She shouldn't be laughed at behind her back, I think Olivia was grasping at straws and I don't agree with it. It was horrible."

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Viewers also contacted the Australian Commercial Media Authority, with them confirming receipt of 40 complaints, stating "most of the contacts referred to allegations of inappropriate sexual content or treatment of participants".

In response to contestant wellbeing on the show, the Head of Content, Production and Development at Nine Network, Adrian Swift recently said: "Duty of Care is a huge issue and we won't always get it right. I know we don't always get it right and that people often feel that we've got it fundamentally wrong. But we're trying to get it right. We really believe we've got processes in place to look after participants in our shows. And it's very often, very different across different shows."

Digital Spy have reached out to E4 for further comment.

Married at First Sight Australia airs Monday to Thursday on E4 at 7.30pm and is available for catch-up on All 4.

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