The Block‘s Mitch Edwards and Mark McKie have spoken out about the vile homophobic abuse they sadly still receive from online trolls during the Channel Nine reality show.
The gay couple made their debut on The Block in 2019, and the fan favourites have returned this year.
Asked about the online abuse the pair have faced this season, Mark told the Daily Mail it sadly “still happens”.
“We still get some people that send us messages that are disgusting, that we are f____ts and we should die,” he said.
“In this day and age, that still happens.
“We still get messages saying that we are disgusting filth and we should die.
“Sometimes I’ve thought, ‘Maybe we should screenshot and share those on our social media?’
“Because these people are clearly passionate about us and dislike us so much they would obviously want to share those opinions.
“But those trolls are people who hide behind anonymity. You just have to delete and ignore.
“But it reminds you that in our society, that still happens.”
Mitch and Mark’s house will go up for auction in The Block finale
After three months, this season’s The Block contestants finished their houses on Sunday night’s episode (October 31).
Then next Sunday (November 7), The Block’s Grand Finale Auction will screen on Channel Nine.
With the show coming to an end, Mitch and Mark told the Daily Mail they’re busier than ever.
“I remember when I was younger thinking you had to get a whole lot of things achieved in your life,” Mitch explained.
“Because you thought there was a certain point where you couldn’t do things.
“Mark is now 60; I’m 59. What’s so exciting is that at the age we are now, we don’t feel we have an age barrier stopping us from anything.
“We know more, and we care less.
“We’ve launched a brand, Mitch and Mark Home; we’re opening up a store in Newport in the first week in December; we’ve got a podcast coming out, which launches immediately after The Block.
“I’m launching a fashion range, too. People said they loved some of my fashion so I thought, “What the heck? Just do it at 59.”
“We’ve got lots going on. If it all works, great. If it doesn’t, then that’s going to be okay.”
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