- Publish Date
- Sunday, 29 April 2018, 9:57AM
It was supposed to be a nice way to bid farewell to their friends, family and followers on social media, but one comment in a video message has landed Married at First Sight's Troy Delmege in trouble.
The reality TV star took the controversial clip with his lover Carly Bowyer before leaving Melbourne International Airport to jet off to Bali yesterday.
Uploaded to Instagram stories, the surprise couple known on the show for their goofy antics revealed how excited they were about their getaway.
However, giddy Delmege started talking about how tanned they planned on becoming when he made a strange comment about indigenous Australians.
"Couldn't be more excited," he said in the video. "Can't wait to get the tan on, get some heat on me after being in Melbourne for a few weeks."
He then pointed at his Bowyer before adding: "I'm going to be dark, (but) she'll be darker, like an Aborigine!"
The video then abruptly ends and it appears that Bowyer quickly cut the clip.
Indigenous activist Tarneen Onus-Williams, shared the video on Twitter and branded Delmege's comments "disgusting".
"The fact he's laughing about being Aboriginal is disgusting," she said in the post — which was commented on by dozens of outraged followers.
Delmege and Bowyer unveiled their romance last month and recently moved in together in Melbourne.