Lyn called Karolina a transvestite on My Kitchen Rules.
Lyn called Karolina a transvestite on My Kitchen Rules.

MKR’s shock comment: ‘It hurt my core’

IT WAS the comment that brought the My Kitchen Rules dinner party to a screeching halt and resulted in tears and a walkout.

On Sunday night's episode, the teams were sitting around the table at Pat and Bianca's instant restaurant when a few of the women told Karolina what their first impressions of her were.

"I was a bit blown away, I was a bit scared … You're a very tall woman, you're extraordinarily tall," beauty queen Veronica said to Karolina.

"It's true," added Lyn from South Australia. "I thought you were trans."

 

Lyn from SA.
Lyn from SA.

 

Karolina is from WA.
Karolina is from WA.

The comment went down like a lead balloon and a shocked Karolina asked for clarification.

"You thought I was a transvestite?" she asked.

"Only because you're so tall," Lyn, 60, replied.

"Oh my god, you really are saying it!" an outraged Karolina yelled.

Lyn tried to apologise, but the fiery Serbian wasn't willing to forgive and forget.

"You did point out something that I'm really sensitive about," Karolina said. "If you think that I'm just going to go, 'Haha, thank you, Lyn,' you're wrong doll! You're wrong, you've friggin' hurt my feelings!"

Lyn apologised again, broke down in tears and fled the room. "I'm going home," she told her teammate Sal as she left the table.

 

Lyn was distraught behind the scenes.
Lyn was distraught behind the scenes.

With Lyn out of the room, Karolina was still visibly upset and told rival teams the comment "Hurt my core".

"I have two beautiful sisters too, we're all very tall. Our stature is not particularly gentle, OK. Our personality's are not gentle. But we are far from being transvestites."

Sal did his best to smooth things over at the dinner table, telling Karolina, "She has apologised, she meant it from the heart."

"Don't take offence to it because she actually thinks you're stylish," he added. "She wants your dress."

 

Sal did his best to diffuse the situation.
Sal did his best to diffuse the situation.

 

Sal left the table and tracked down Lyn who was crying in a nearby hallway, and after a quick chat he managed to convince her to return to the Instant Restaurant.

When she sat back down at the table, Lyn again said she was really sorry for making the comment and Karolina accepted her apology.

Viewers weren't as forgiving, slamming the entire incident on Twitter and arguing Karolina's reaction could be viewed as "insulting".

 

 

 

My Kitchen Rules continues on Monday night at 7pm on Channel 7


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