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MAFS star Davina Rankin’s dad defends her against bullying

Married At First Sight’s Davina Rankin was labelled a ‘villain’ by fans after brazen comments to co-stars and her secret ‘affair’ with ‘alpha male’ Dean Wells were aired.

And in light of The Project’s latest anti-bullying campaign, her father Bob Rankin has spoken out about his daughter receiving ‘hateful, vindictive and nasty comments.’

In a comment left on Lisa Wilkinson’s post promoting the ‘Speak, Even If Your Voice Shakes’ movement, Bob appeared to slam Channel Nine for prompting the bullying. 

 

‘We the people should demand action!’ MAFS star Davina Rankin’s dad defends his daughter against bullying and appears to slam Channel Nine for ‘editing’ the bikini model as a ‘villain’

Proud father: Bob appeared on-screen alongside Davina in her TV wedding in January

Proud father: Bob appeared on-screen alongside Davina in her TV wedding in January

Instagram model Davina began being attacked by trolls and viewers of the show online not long after her debut in January.

She was criticised for being unkind to ‘husband’ Ryan Gallagher, and soon after received backlash for beginning a secret ‘relationship’ with co-star Dean Wells, who was ‘married’ to Tracey Jewel.

Bob, who appeared on-screen alongside Davina in her TV wedding in January, wrote: ‘We all talk about Bullying at school and in the work place but have we ever stopped to think about what contribution television has made to promote this as well?’

Without disclosing who he was in the comment thread, the angered father continued: ‘Just take a look at some of the comments made about contestants on current reality shows.’

She was criticised for being unkind to 'husband' Ryan Gallagher(PICTURED), and soon after received backlash for beginning a secret 'relationship' with co-star Dean Wells, who was 'married' to Tracey Jewel.

She was criticised for being unkind to 'husband' Ryan Gallagher, and soon after received backlash for beginning a secret 'relationship' with co-star Dean Wells(PICTURED), who was 'married' to Tracey Jewel.

Controversy!  Davina was criticised for being unkind to ‘husband’ Ryan Gallagher(L), and soon after received backlash for beginning a secret ‘relationship’ with co-star Dean Wells (R), who was ‘married’ to Tracey Jewel.

'Absolute failure to monitor the hateful, vindictive, nasty comments that people post on their Facebook pages' Father Bob (PICTURED) appeared to point the finger at Channel Nine for the extent of negative comments Davina received

‘Absolute failure to monitor the hateful, vindictive, nasty comments that people post on their Facebook pages’ Father Bob (PICTURED) appeared to point the finger at Channel Nine for the extent of negative comments Davina received

He appeared to take aim at Channel Nine in the lengthy rant, adding: ‘The way they (reality stars) are edited to put that person in such a bad light, and their absolute failure to monitor the hateful, vindictive, nasty comments that people post on their Facebook pages.’ 

‘Governments could stop this practice but choose to sit on the side line and just talk about it, WE the people should demand action from our schools, our media, and our elected politicians, WE can make a change but it needs to start at the top,’ Bob pleaded.

The comment was ‘liked’ by others on the thread, but Project host Lisa did not respond.

Daily Mail Australia have reached out to Channel Nine for comment.

Breast dad ever? Davina and her father are believed to have a close relationship, with the bikini model previously disclosing he paid for her boob job in 2010

Breast dad ever? Davina and her father are believed to have a close relationship, with the bikini model previously disclosing he paid for her boob job in 2010

Davina and her father are believed to have a close relationship, with the bikini model previously disclosing he paid for her boob job in 2010.

Speaking to TV Week in January, the brunette beauty said she was always self-conscious about her ‘flat chest’ and had surgery at 18 to boost her self-confidence. 

And it seems as though Davina’s father is proud of the surgical enhancement, as the aspiring reality star also revealed that he has her raciest magazine covers framed and hung up at home for all to see. 

‘He has my Zoo Weekly photos framed in the hallway,’ she confessed. 

'He has my Zoo Weekly photos framed in the hallway': It seems as though Davina's father is proud of the surgical enhancement, as the aspiring reality star also revealed that he has her raciest magazine covers framed and hung up at home for all to see

‘He has my Zoo Weekly photos framed in the hallway’: It seems as though Davina’s father is proud of the surgical enhancement, as the aspiring reality star also revealed that he has her raciest magazine covers framed and hung up at home for all to see

No stranger to online trolls herself, Davina, 26, revealed last week that she was going to use her profile to combat the scourge of bullying.

Joining forced with children’s anti-bullying and inclusion charity I Can I Will, she told ABC: ‘I barely got out of this whole ordeal alive, I can’t even imagine what it would be like for younger boys and girls who have to deal with this alone.’ 

Davina is set to rejoin the cast of MAFS this week in an explosive reunion, where she’s been featured in promos being unapologetic about ‘stealing’ Tracey’s man.

Married At First Sight continues on Tuesday night from 7pm on Nine 

Tune in! Davina is set to rejoin the cast of MAFS this week in an explosive reunion, where she's been featured in promos being unapologetic about 'stealing' Tracey's man

Tune in! Davina is set to rejoin the cast of MAFS this week in an explosive reunion, where she’s been featured in promos being unapologetic about ‘stealing’ Tracey’s man



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