Married At First Sight Australia was truly gobsmacked by Ines treatment of husband Bronson.
So when he broke down and called her the C-word, there was a sense of outrage for his crude language but understanding for his cry for help.
MAFS expert Mel Schilling felt differently and made it clear that he was abusive.
And now the country is standing up for Bronson.
A Change.org petition has requested that she is either fired from the program or issues a public apology is rapidly gaining momentum.
In less than a day it has gained 30,000 signatures - and counting.
"Married At First Sight's so-called expert Mel Schilling lashed out at Bronson for using foul language," the petition reads.
"This so-called psychologist is a biased feminist who has made it clear that she thinks it's okay for a woman to behave the way Ines does."
"Bronson has been a victim of [Ines'] verbal and emotional abuse all week, and the second he decides it's enough, 'expert' Mel comes in and says he shouldn't be using that language."
MAFS' executive producer John Walsh told Daily Mail Australia: "There were 12 women in the room that night and a man used language that was highly insulting and inflammatory in reference to his wife."
"Mel acted in the only way appropriate by calling out the language - language that is not ever considered acceptable anywhere, anytime."
"We are shocked at the backlash Mel has received for defending another woman."
For her part, Mel stands by her remarks explaining to 9Honey that she is "gender blind".
"Abusive or harmful behaviour is something I’m going to call out whether it’s men or women doing it."