Reality TV show Married at First Sight has come under fire for allowing one
of the participants to verbally abuse her onscreen “husband”. Ines
was paired with Bronson and almost immediately started calling him horrendous
names. Saying he looked “inbred” and was disgusted by him. On the
most recent episode Bronson snapped and called Ines a name so offensive it
needed to be bleeped out. LiveTribers, is this sort of behaviour ever okay? Is
name calling justified if someone has been offensive to you? Should the show
allow people to treat one another like this?
Posted by on 11 Feb 2019
its not good call by name if you know your relation with the person
No name calling is never ok,its down grading and not necessary.
Nothing nice to say keep your mouth and opinions to yourself.We all have
faults,no one is perfect.
Name calling is so rude and unnecessary.
Calling names depends on situation! The above is bad, but TV show isn't worth of
Some society groups can't live without it. It's only a slang.
One story for those narrow minded:
Once upon a time, beyond seven seas and seven mountains, used to be a tiny
kingdom of happiness among huge empires of totality. It was in 1930. Elections
were prepared. People considered those elections very serious decision about
Two comedians / clowns, enormously popular and a bit reddish, reflected on the
elections calling each other an ox (ox has no balls and was considered rather
stupid). It was a prank never really used in their performances. They only tried
calling each other an ox in a sketch where they compared political partisans -
there were parties and members called each other e.g. Sir, brother (Catholics),
comrade (communists), kinsman (Nazi), etc. The clowns only wondered that there
wasn't any political calling name left for them, so that used ox.
Although this calling names appeared on the stage maybe just once, entire nation
used it (youth particularly) till about 1990 (60 years!!!) in everyday
conversation. Entire nation called each other oxen!
Maybe they all they really were. This habit disappeared with generation change
in 1990's. Maybe, because they really are now? I leave such problems to an ox,
it's got bigger head to think about such a nonsense.
I don't agree with name calling, but that horrible, horrible woman should have
been told to cut her crap long before Bronson snapped. He seems like a
genuinely nice guy. She did not like him from the start & is now happily
"cheating" away. Abuse by either parties is not OK, & I actually feel sorry
that he had to respond in that way
I disagree in any forms of rude or insult names calling either to your loves
one, workmates, friends or strangers alike. It does not promote positives
reactions or positives mind set in anyone at all hence it creates unnecessary
bad aggression to the victim.
That sort of behavior is never ohk but the show have it's own policy and for
those involved have been told what they will be facing and consequence. So when
get offended just leave the show and move on or take it as a compliment.
Some individuals adopt and seem happy enough to have pretty offensive sounding
nicknames. If they think it is ok , what business of mine is it to declare it to
To say “ I can say it, but you can’t ” is also a pretty divisive
Whether or not something is an insult can often depend on the intent and context
in which it is said.
Ordinarily no naming calling is not alright but on MAFS Innes is a bully and
Bronson put up with a lot of abuse from her till he cracked the producers
should of stepped in when she abused him on the honeymoon if one of the male
contestants would have done that to their partner would they have intervened.
Just because he is a big guy doesn't mean he has to put up with abuse she is a
narcissist that should never have got through the screening process to be
someone's wife but obviously the show wanted drama and they got it at the
expense of someone who was I think honestly looking for love.
I dont watch this trash But in general I personally think name calling is never
ok everyone has feelings and these can get hurt very easy All people are
different you never know what damage you can do to a person with words
It depends on the suituation,I would be calling Ines a few words if I was with
her, Bronson seems a nice person and trying to make it work but she has no idea
how to respect someone,I don't care how her child hood most have a bad up
bringing and can give someone a little bit more time to work on it.Stop trying
to be a b???h
I think Bronson had every right to express his feelings about Ines. It wasn't
like he was screaming "You're a *bleep*. He was asked how he felt. She
constantly says horrible offensive stuff to him, she's like blowing into a
balloon. Every nasty comment is like the air being breathed into the balloon
until it can't take anymore air and explodes all over her. Her own fault! I
don't blame him at all. There's only so much a person can take until they
explode. Just like a balloon.
Name calling and bullying starts at a very young age , unfortunately it carries
on into adulthood and becomes more explicit in name-calling and unfortunately
bullying becomes more painful as well as more obnoxious so know it should not be
a allowed especially on TV ,and and phones etc we're Young children c there
father's brothers being idiots so they think it's ok for the goose it's good for
In a perfect world, of course it's not ok .... in the real world it happens
....unfortunately I am ashamed to say I've done it, & have had dearly loved ones
do it to me. We are human .... we all just need to try our utmost to do the
best we can at any given moment, and if we, or others fall off the rails for a
bit, then we need to forgive ourselves and others and get back up on the rails
as soon as possible. As for Ines & Bronson, she's been off the rails from from
the word go, and I would like to call her a nasty name, but I won't. As for
Bronson ... he's got more patience than me, I'm afraid I would have fallen of
the rails long before he did.
It's entertainment. The show's editors wanted to include the incident. They
certainly had the choice to delete that section and they chose not to do so. The
people who go on those shows are doing it for money. They are not genuine. They
prostitute themselves in the mistaken belief that they will be admired. Big
mistake. If you watch those shows, then you are an enabler. Another big mistake.
It differently is not this has been going on for generations & it has to stop
now, we grow up hearing these things from our family media which has got worst
its just not the black & white its everything whatever they call you which hurts
they will use it over & over again.
When I was growing we were taught that sticks & stones might break my bones that
names will never hurt me ,to protect me but that has changed with cyber bullying
texting movies games & allot of other things.So the earlier it is taught that is
not acceptable hopefully it might be reduced I don't think it will stop fingers
crossed it will get better.
In that case, why would anyone with breeding and decency comment on "this
rubbish". A decent person would just say to themselves ... "this isn't
interesting or relevant to me, so I'll stay out of it". As for breeding, what
breed are you exactly ? Is your breed superior to mine ?
No it is not OK. We are saying to our children and teenagers (who do watch this
show) that it is OK. By accepting this we are condoning their behaviour. It is
hard enough for teenagers now to cope with everyday behaviour but this is just
No way. It is never okay to deeme another person. The old saying Strong people
build each other up comes to mind...If you want to get the best out of a person,
then give them the best you have!....#NothingButLove
It is never OK to call people names. The problem with doing this as a joke or
in a friendly way is that you never know how the recipient is feeling and what
they are really thinking. The other problem is that people get away with
"innocent" name-calling and then it escalates because they have never learnt it
is offensive and hurtful
It is never any good to call people names. You can unwittingly open an old
wound, and set the person's emotional development back severely. Some really
cruel name-calling happens in the primary school years, and when people get
called those names later in life, it is really painful for them.
However, It is important to remonstrate with the person who is provoking you,
but with statements such as "I have just seen something about you that repels
me'. That is better than calling the person a 'repulsive b----".
Perhaps it is OK to observe about a particularly obnoxious person that there is
a skunk in the pedigree, and it is not very far back.
I agree with you. We never know what another person has been through and "you
can unwittingly open an old wound, and set the person's emotional development
back severely". Definitely. I have seen this happen.
It's never right to call people names as it demeans them in the eyes of others
and could lead to the person losing his self-image, his confidence, his ability
to mix with his peers and a positive view on life.
We won't know what daily pressures he has to bear just to make it through the
day and therefore we should be helpful, kind and thoughtful.
I believe it's a delicate situation. Name called within reason is alright but
there are boundaries or limits that should be respected.
If you upset or angry, show it and express it or no-one will know there is
something bothering you.
Try be calm and collected about the situation. I can be am asshole for sure, but
my Ex can most certainly be a Bitch when she wants too. It's natural.
Sticks and stones that broke my bones healed with time, hurtful words said long
ago are still with me, and they still hurt like hell. They are wounds that
were inflicted on my soul / spirit, & emotional & mental health, they are still
trying to heal, and they are still affecting my life as an old chook of 58
The "Experts" on MAFS have paired people with Cluster B personality types with
person's whom are relatively normal. The typical outcome is an explosion.
My disgust lies with the 'Expert's who are damaging people and reinforcing poor
behaviour because for the less evolved, if it happens on TV, it's worthy of
I agree. I can't believe the ":expert" told Bronson off for his disgusting
language and gave him a lesson in relationship behaviour but did not publicly
call his :"wife' out for her absolutely appalling behaviour.
I am seriously disappointed by much of the "sensational" production seen on TV,
from cooking shows that seem to focus on toxic personalities to live coverage
from Canberra. For many years we have been advised on the detrimental nature of
some TV/Movies/video games etc on our children, yet popular media continues to
see just how far they can push their sensationalised bull crap on the sheep. We
have two young people living with us who have had a pretty rough trot to date,
and much of the damage was caused by their unfettered access inappropriate TV
and this can be seen clearly in many of their anti-social behaviours. So no,
it's not OK and the sheep need to give their heads a shake and vote with the off
It's NOT okay. But considering politicians, leaders of our nation, do it ALL THE
TIME, and are even lauded for it, it just shows that people don't care. It is
all part of the egocentric nature of modern Western society where "I can do what
I want, so you do what I want". Media enables and society falls. (I am only in
my 40s, not religious, apolitical... and yet I can see the world hoing to
proverbial Hell in a handbasket.)
I agree. Why doesn't anyone challenge the Libs with the names they are calling
Bill Shorten? It is obvious they have worked out a strategy to rip into Bill at
every opportunity and belittle him with the names they call him. Do you remember
Dollar Bill? Turnbull had trouble remembering to stick to the strategy.
i totally agreed with Bronson for calling Ines what he did. how can someone put
up with someone getting abuse from her for so long without exploding. good on
you Bronson. i am with you all the way. send her back to where she come from
No it is abuse normally, but in some cases sometimes if the other person is so
rude and offensive, it is best to use words rather than fists. My mother used to
say, Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
Name calling has a place when it relates to is John Smith in the room but other
than this form of name calling it makes everything else severe, nasty, bulling
and extremely unwarranted so rememberfeelings have such a strong place in a
Name calling is a definite no no its the most hurtful thing to do to someone
because i know ive been thru it before and felt like comitting suicide i think
that anyone that discriminates others or calls thm names should face a court
charge so that they will not do that again name calling puts people in a
place that i never wanna be in
I think it is amazing how people can Think that these types of showes are
entertaining as for the woman who called him an in read I think she might have
to look closely at her own genetics she could be the inbread one.as for him
name calling he leveled himself to her level ...he should have walked away in
discussed and sued the show and her for deformation .silly people people who
would agree to be on that show anyway !!
No it is never under any circumstance acceptable to call somebody else names .
The show mfs bleeped out both their couples using offensive language for the
very reason that it is unexceptable in society in general.
If you have nothing nice to say dont say anything at all.
No I do not believe denegrating another human is acceptable. When I was a lad
"sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" was a BS
phrase to save actually preventing verbal bullying. Teachers were actually the
worst bullies in the 50's & 60's of course that is now the last century. They
condoned even encourage bullying. A school mate committed suicide because of
being tormented by a teacher which was picked up by his classmates and led to
No, its never acceptable. People have lost respect in every way for some
reason. I haven't seen the show you refer to however those reality shows are
just that and and I'm sure contestants are told how to act an what to say just
to keep viewers watching. Its wrong but it happens.
Short answer is no why can't people speak and treat people as they want to be
treated it's humane nature if some one is calling you names to retelate we
need to stop and think about what were saying and how it affects everyone there
Name calling, is rash and unacceptable behaviour in any medium. As it is
acceptable is "sticks and stnes willbreak my bones, names will never hurt me.
Seems acceptable. Names do injure take suicides from cyber bullying. Michael.
As this show and others like it are highly scripted to enable the show to be
"controversial" to try to increase ratings the fault lies with viewers who
continue to watch this rubbish.
The station owners, if they had any scruples, should take it off the air and
throw it in the trash can where it belongs, it only encourages people to copy
the bad example it's airing.