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House Rules: Dear Brooke If You Are Legitimately Low Scoring Then Expect Some Legitimate Criticism

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Another reality series and another team who feels that they have been burnt by social media. This time it is the Tassie Tigers Brooke and Grant who are not happy.

Brooke told The Daily Telegraph that the online bullie were horrible. She also defends her tactic of scoring low saying it was a legitimate strategy to stay in the competition.

If Brooke and Grant are going to use a controversial but legitimate strategy they must expect legitimate criticism about it.

She tells the Telegraph:

“Social media is going off (on us) but we’re staying off it because people are pretty horrible and it’s just bullying,” she says.

“People who know us, know we went in there to play the game and they know (what’s in) our hearts and that’s all that matters to us.”

Strong has been disappointed with her portrayal on House Rules , but concedes she sometimes struggled under the stress.

“I do have a strong personality but people need to remember you are under pressure and you don’t always think as clearly,” she says.

“You react to things differently and it’s a competition and anyone in that situation — if they’re a stubborn, driven person — then that comes to the fore. But I’m not heartless — I have a big heart.”

She also states she would do it all again to get the fantastic renovation which now enables the combined family of nine to live comfortably together. Maybe she should take comfort in the fact that those snarky online people don’t have the fabulous renovation that she has so she is a winner out of this after all.


1 Veronicali { 06.11.14 at 12:17 pm }

Mel & Bomber also lowballed the scores but since it was the last reno before the reset it didn’t really matter – except to lower opinions on Mel.

I’m thinking for F2 it’s Carole & Gapper (hence the single mother/doing it for the adult kids & grandkiddies sob story) v Adam & Lisa (who I’ll admit to having a girlcrush on :-O ).

2 Agent 86 { 06.11.14 at 12:22 pm }

“people need to remember you are under pressure and you don’t always think as clearly”.

No, people need to remember that if they go on TV to score a free renovation, then they will be subjected to criticism and negative comments from the public, even if they’re given a “glowing” edit by the producers. That’s the nature of reality TV and anyone interested in whinging about bad press following an appearance should instead opt for silence.

3 brain dead dave { 06.11.14 at 12:23 pm }

If only your heart was as big as your arse, Brooke.

4 Danielle { 06.11.14 at 1:01 pm }

I have to disagree about contestants opting for silence about Social Media unless they are doing an interview later about the topic.
These contestants are just answering questions in their required interview. I don’t think you go on these shows unless you can handle people abusing you in the streets or in social media. I certainly couldn’t handle it.
According to the new TV week bomber is the real villian because he is lazy. Yes it can be hard to judge if a contestant is lazy or not unless the foreman says they are.

5 Georgie { 06.11.14 at 1:02 pm }

“She also defends her tactic of scoring low saying it was a legitimate strategy to stay in the competition.”

Umm… why would you defend that tactic? It obviously didn’t work because you were the first team to be eliminated. :roll:

6 drb123 { 06.11.14 at 2:35 pm }

Danielle { 06.11.14 at 1:01 pm }
“Yes it can be hard to judge if a contestant is lazy or not unless the foreman says they are.”

On The Block that’s even questionable if it suits the narrative

7 Gidgitvonlarue { 06.12.14 at 1:37 pm }

I really have to say I’m SO over pulling out the ‘bully’ card at every given moment now. When did calling someone an a-hole go from an insult to bullying?
In this swamp of social media these people going on these shows have NO excuse that they didn’t know what to expect. No one forced them on these shows. If your feelings are so fragile maybe just not sign the contract and not apply to go on reality shows! Simple!

8 Brad { 06.12.14 at 9:50 pm }

Yes, scoring low is a legitimate tactic. But then again, as much as I hate the word, calling Brooke a cunt is also a legitimate description of her cuntish behavior. So let me repeat, Brooke, you bare a cunt. A cunt. A cunt. A cunt. And if your house burned down and 8 of your family members managed to escape but you didn’t … well I would send flowers. But I would send a note saying, “Brooke you are now a dead CUNT!”

9 LW { 06.12.14 at 10:05 pm }

Brad! You just called Brooke a See-You-Next-Tuesday 7 times! One for each kid, nice work!

10 Zen { 06.12.14 at 10:06 pm }

Wow Brad, you are one angry man! I am glad you found this website to vent your frustrations rather than beating up an innocent person in the street.
RR, you should consider adding Reality TV Anger Management to your service offerings.
Some people don’t seem to realize that they are just watching a bit of innocent entertainment…

11 Suziekue { 06.12.14 at 10:35 pm }

*points to door* Brad, please follow the Exit Sign and scamper down the yellow brick road to a blog site that appreciates the colour and tone of comment, ‘cos it sure as hell is not welcome here.

12 LW { 06.12.14 at 10:37 pm }

I think RR should probably moderate that comment…

13 Twinkle { 06.13.14 at 9:05 pm }

She annoyed me throughout the series as she came across as a lazy bogan know-it-all (well, she thought she did, anyway), but it wasn’t too hard to figure out that she was being made a mockery of.

I’m a bit ‘meh’ about her low scoring – she could’ve scored 1s and 2s but didn’t …

The Facebook page is rather … um … entertaining – some people need reminding that it’s an entertainment show. Making up lies about how they have their house on the market now (comments have since been deleted by the moderators) are just not on.