Deni was dubbed 'the witch' of the reality television show by critics after run-ins with fellow contestants Polly Porter and Jesinta Campbell, but former Australian Idol judge Marcia said that the producers of the show are probably to blame for her portrayal.
Marcia told the Herald Sun: "Editing is a bitch, Deni isn't. The truth of the matter is, when you are fatigued and angry, things come out of your mouth. Reality television is a harsh thing.
"For Deni, it was a wake-up call because you don't expect that level of backlash from things you say normally. If you say it to your friends, they don't talk to you for a week. When it's out in the public arena, everyone has something to say. That's the world we're living in now, this ever-so-public place.."
She also admitted that she did not watch a single episode of Celebrity Apprentice because she feared Deni would be painted as a villain.
Since her so-called 'bullying' of Porter and threatening to attack Campbell, Deni has revealed that she was shocked at the public's reaction to her.
"I didn't expect [the negative backlash]," she said. "It was a weird experience. It's not especially nice, but I can handle it. Tomorrow, somebody else will be picked on. I did say I was happy to stir the pot a bit because that makes good TV."
Deni also said that she "never bullied anyone", adding: "Had I known [Polly was upset], I'd have gone up and said sorry. I stand up for the underdog - I'm not a mean person. For now, I'm being treated like I've killed somebody. I didn't rip Polly's eyes out!"
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