Matilda Rice's 'insensitive' Instagram post is pissing off fans

Publish Date
Thursday, 27 September 2018, 9:24AM

The former NZ Bachelor star Matilda Rice has taken to social media to display a piece of artwork she created and the internet is not happy!

The painting was created by Rice at a drink and paint type party, but it's the Instagram post that is getting the most attention.

‘Try Paint Vine’ is dubbed “New Zealand's favourite paint party where you Drink.  Paint.  Just don't drink the paint.”

‘Matootles’ posted a video of herself and the painting saying “Hi, my name is Matilda and this is my picture,’ with a lisp.

Fans have slammed her for being insensitive as it comes across that she is making fun of disabled children.

“Obviously you’re not nice and a dick for thinking all disabled people talk like that,” says one.

“Omg bro... there is something so disturbing about this. Like I can't stop watching it but its actually making me cringe. Like badly,” says another.

“That’s not nice mocking the disabled like that. What a dick.”

Matootles has replied, claiming she was acting as one of the children on the 7 Days segment, 'My Kid Could Draw That':

“Actually I was being a child, from the 7 Days segment?! Not sure if you’ve seen it, but DEF not mocking anyone disabled.”

Other fans are backing Rice and seeing the humour in it:

“If you knew anything about Matootles you’d know that would be the last thing she would ever do.”

“So funny! Made my night, thanks for the giggles,” says one.

“Lol nailed the 7 days segment lol.”

“Don’t give up your day job babe! Haha.”

Matootles added: "@lisamwhyte thanks Lisa!!!! I would HATE to offend anyone, it’s just a funny little video of me being a kid! ❤️"

Matilda is engaged to former Bachelor star Art Green and is set to marry him in 2019.