'MAFS' Star Stacey Hampton Faces Backlash After Using Eating Disorder To Promote Sponsored Ad
Stacey Hampton came to fame during her time as one-half of the most controversial couple on the last season of Married At First Sight Australia. Now that she is a social media influencer she is seen with a critical eye by fans.
Married At First Sight's Stacey and Michael
Reality TV fans will remember Stacey Hampton from the social experiment reality show Married At First Sight Australia when she was married to Michael Goonan. The two of them faced many jealousy and infidelity issues while at the same time relishing in the "success" of their relationship compared to the others.
The drama came to light when Michael was caught kissing another MAFS wife and later Stacey was caught having a one-night stand with another MAFS husband. Spoiler alert: Michael and Stacey are no longer together. Stacey is single while Michael is actually dating MAFS co-star KC Osbourne!
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I have tried to retrace my steps from a big night out, waking up thinking how did I manage to pull this off .... Though I ain't complaining lads ... @kcosborne_ you have honestly changed my world for the better all jks aside . PS @kcosborne_ wanna stay in tonight just the two of us?
Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton Facing Backlash
Stacey has taken up the challenge of being a social media influencer and unfortunately that comes with a lot of scrutiny from the public. In a recent post she mentioned a product that helped her with her eating disorder, a blender that allows you to make smoothies while traveling.
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GAME CHANGER! I suffer an eating disorder and this new smoothie pro has allowed me to get my protein, nutrients and calories in while I'm on the go! On my way to pick my son up. It's portable, charges in the car AND mixes your ingredients on the go! Use my code STACEY20 for 20% off! So many beautiful colours to choose from. #spon purchase now from https://smoothie-pro.com/
She captioned the photo "GAME CHANGER! I suffer an eating disorder and this new smoothie pro has allowed me to get my protein, nutrients and calories in while I'm on the go! On my way to pick my son up. It’s portable, charges in the car AND mixes your ingredients on the go! Use my code STACEY20 for 20% off! So many beautiful colours to choose from. #spon purchase now from https://smoothie-pro.com/"
Some fans were encouraging while others were furious she used this ad to claim it helped something as serious as an eating disorder. One comment said "How is suffering an eating disorder going to help with this? Genuine question. Also, do you get paid for this please? Is it sponsored or an affiliate code?" Some fans were proud she was opening up about the disorder while others were upset she would profit off of the illness.
Stacey has been deleting negative comments on the post. She sticks by her decision and defends herself then deletes the critical comments.
Follow up episodes of the couples will be airing on Married At First Sight: Couples Cam starting May 27th!