MAFS fans start petition to pull show off the air as Jessika Power and Dan Webb stay after ‘affair’ 





After Sunday night’s commitment ceremony, Jessika Power and Dan Webb were allowed by Married at First Sight’s relationship experts to stay together, and stay on the program.

And that controversial decision has rubbed some fans the wrong way, with a petition launched calling for the show to be taken off the air, and the hashtag ‘boycottMAFS’ gaining speed on Twitter on Sunday.

A petition tilted ‘Get MAFs on channel 9 banned and taken off air,’ launched on Change.org, and has gained close to 6000 signatures as of early Monday morning. 

'It's wrong, immoral and should be banned from ever being broadcast': On Sunday, Married at First Sight fans started a petition and Twitter hashtag calling for show to be cancelled after Jessika Power (left) and Dan Webb (right) were permitted to stay on air after their 'affair'

‘It’s wrong, immoral and should be banned from ever being broadcast’: On Sunday, Married at First Sight fans started a petition and Twitter hashtag calling for show to be cancelled after Jessika Power (left) and Dan Webb (right) were permitted to stay on air after their ‘affair’ 

The description reads: ‘Tonight’s episode of Jess and Dan ” hooking up” and the therapists allowing them to continue in the experiment is outrageous. 

‘This show has highlighted and given the message that adultery, cheating, lying and partner swapping is okay and you’ll be rewarded if you partake in it.

‘It’s wrong and immoral and should be banned from ever being broadcasted again. Shame on you Channel 9’. 

 

Anger: The controversial decision to allow Dan and Jess to stay on the show has rubbed some fans the wrong way with the hashtag 'boycottMAFS' gaining speed on Twitter on Sunday

Anger: The controversial decision to allow Dan and Jess to stay on the show has rubbed some fans the wrong way with the hashtag ‘boycottMAFS’ gaining speed on Twitter on Sunday

Not happy! A petition tilted 'Get MAFs on channel 9 banned and taken off air,' launched on Change.org, and has gained close to 6000 signatures as of early Monday morning

Not happy! A petition tilted ‘Get MAFs on channel 9 banned and taken off air,’ launched on Change.org, and has gained close to 6000 signatures as of early Monday morning

Similar outrage exploded on Twitter, with many calling for the show to be cancelled or boycotted. 

One fan Tweeted: ‘If Jess and Dan are allowed to stay this show should be cancelled. Despicable behaviour should not be rewarded. #MAFS’. 

Another chimed in: ‘@Channel9 good luck getting genuine people to apply for @MarriedAU. Huge disappointment that you prefer ratings over genuine love. I hope the show gets cancelled #MAFS’. 

Sticking around: The outrage comes after, during Sunday's episode, experts allowed Jess and Dan to stay on and attempt to make their relationship work, angering the other participants in the experiment. Pictured Jessika Power and Dan Webb

Sticking around: The outrage comes after, during Sunday’s episode, experts allowed Jess and Dan to stay on and attempt to make their relationship work, angering the other participants in the experiment. Pictured Jessika Power and Dan Webb

Kiss off: The pair had been having an 'affair' behind the backs of their partners, Mick Gould and Tamara Joy. Pictured Jessika Power and Dan Webb

Kiss off: The pair had been having an ‘affair’ behind the backs of their partners, Mick Gould and Tamara Joy. Pictured Jessika Power and Dan Webb

Others called contributed to the boycottMAFS hashtag, with one writing: ‘Show your protest with the hashtag #BOYCOTTMAFS to show cheating isn’t okay. Neither is a massive paycheck for ALLOWING two cheaters to stay on the show!’   

Another wrote: ‘BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT. Nine lost my vote I am official boycotting all sponsors and the shows on nine due to the acceptance of validating cheating in marriage. And the psychologists are crazier than the people they help. Disgusting. #BoycottMAFS’ 

Yet another Tweeted:  ‘I hope one day I can raise respectful children with high values and morals and it’s shows like yours @MarriedAU that portray and condone horrible morals and abuse for the world to see and be influenced by, look at the image and message you’re sending #boycottmafs’. 

Need time: Dan (pictured) explained that he and Jessika needed the extra time on the show because they live in separate states

Need time: Dan (pictured) explained that he and Jessika needed the extra time on the show because they live in separate states

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

The outrage comes after, during Sunday’s episode, experts allowed Jess and Dan to stay on and attempt to make their relationship work, angering the other participants in the experiment.   

The pair had been having an ‘affair’ behind the backs of their partners, Mick Gould and Tamara Joy. 

Mick and Tamara both voted to leave, and departed the show, with Dan and Jess then requesting they could stay on and give their attraction time to blossom, which they were granted, with the experts seemingly bending the rules. 

Sticking on: Dan and Jess (pictured) requested to stay on and give their attraction time to blossom, which they were granted, with the experts seemingly bending the rules

Sticking on: Dan and Jess (pictured) requested to stay on and give their attraction time to blossom, which they were granted, with the experts seemingly bending the rules

Dan explained that he and Jessika needed the extra time on the show because they live in separate states. 

He said:  ‘I see myself as being very lucky, but I’m very grateful that they’ve let me remain inside the experiment, because, obviously, Jess, she lives in Perth, I’m on the Gold Coast, so I’m excited, I’m gonna cherish every moment with her.’ 

Expert John Aiken warned the pair: ‘Our advice to you is to take this next week incredibly seriously. You only have a very short amount of time to see whether you as a couple can make this work before yo head off into the real world.’ 

Married At First Sight continues Monday 7.30pm on Channel Nine 

Expert John Aiken (pictured) warned the pair: 'Our advice to you is to take this next week incredibly seriously'

Expert John Aiken (pictured) warned the pair: ‘Our advice to you is to take this next week incredibly seriously’ 

 



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