“I don’t think you can win against trolling and bullies because that is their thing, so I try to ignore it.”
However, Jules admits that the hate she has received is nothing compared to show ‘villains’ such as Ines Basic, Jessika Power and Sam Ball – who have received death threats.
“It is insane,” Jules mused. “For people to think that is acceptable behaviour to treat other people like that, it is not OK. When you are on the receiving end of that, it is scary and not a nice feeling.”
Jules’ partner Cam said he felt the best way to deal with the bullies was to turn the attention back on them.
“I try to turn it and put it back on them and ask if they are OK,” he told the publication.
“For them to make judgments and strongly hate someone they don’t know, I wonder if they are OK themselves. I went into this knowing that my friends and family know me for the person that I am.”
Jules ended the interview with some advice for others thinking of giving reality TV a go.
“I do think anyone coming into this world of reality TV, you do have to have a thick skin and for me personally, I believe you have to know who you are and like yourself. Otherwise, we are not made of steel.
“I get that being on a reality show, the public has a right to judge us on our actions, but not on our appearances.”