Harrison Boon appears to be preparing to launch a podcast off the back of his notoriety from appearing on Married at First Sight (MAFS).
He posted artwork for The Harrison Boon Podcast to Instagram this week, with the caption announcing that it was “coming soon”.
Harrison has continued to talk to select media after his appearance on the controversial reality program, consistently claiming that there is more to his personality than made it to air and that the show’s edit left out the nastier elements of some other participants’ characters.
Contestants on the opposing side of the fallout have claimed he is a “narcissist”, a manipulator and a liar – claims which he denies.
It is not yet clear if the podcast is aligned with Harrison’s efforts to rehabilitate his image and correct the record as he sees it.
This year’s MAFS contestants have been increasingly vocal about the dramas behind the camera and their views that the show has done them a disservice.
Fellow controversial contestant Tayla Winter went on TV this week saying the show subjects contestants to “coercive control” and that “someone will end their life over this show one day”.
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She made the accusations on Channel 7’s Sunrise, also saying that the show is produced in an “unethical” manner, where producers “[pretend] to be your best friend the entire time and you build a trust with what you think is a really strong relationship with them and it’s all fake”.
“Going into the show, I had no idea how controlled it would be and there is a lot of manipulation, coercive control,” she said. “And it’s pretty scary once you’re over there, when you’re not in your home state and you’re surrounded by all of these camera crew and all these people you don’t know. It is quite intimidating and you say and do things that are under a really high-pressure environment and you quickly regret those things that you said.”
She added that there was immense pressure to do and say thing that you don’t feel comfortable with, and that the show’s editing forces contestants to fit into certain character types and storylines.
The current trajectory of the show, with its high-levels of drama and public feedback and scrutiny, make it a “dangerous” proposition for contestants, she said.
“I know that some of my cast-mates are really struggling. I’ve been struggling… I hope that people just understand what it’s really like, and that’s why I’m trying to spread a bit of awareness about it because it is dangerous.”
Nine has since responded to the allegations, saying it takes the health and wellbeing of contestants very seriously and has numerous support mechanisms in place.
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