‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Fans Are Slamming Channel Ten For Shameless Queerbaiting
The network has yet to respond.
Channel Ten has been accused of queerbaiting by Bachelor in Paradise fans, after teasing a kiss between two female contestants that was actually between a female contestant and a man with long hair.
An early promo for the series implied there would be a kiss between bisexual contestant Megan Marx and a mysterious brunette during a late-night swim.
“She’s absolutely gorgeous, she’s definitely my type of girl,” Marx could be heard saying in the promo, over footage of fellow contestant Elora Murger. The clip then cuts to grainy footage of Marx making out with someone with long, dark hair.
Here's the part of the promo where Channel 10 deliberately cut together Megan talking about Elora with her kiss w/ a long-haired brunette, to make it seem like they were going to deliver a same sex couple. Turns out it was Thomas. Queerbaiting at its finest. #BachelorInParadise pic.twitter.com/ywKqzC0YUb
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) April 17, 2018
But on Tuesday night’s episode, it was revealed that Marx was actually kissing Canadian contestant Thomas Perras. And man, were fans ever pissed.
— flossy (@dentitexx) April 17, 2018
OMG MEGAN IS KISSING A WOMAN!
…A BEARDED WOMAN!?
Oh no wait, that’s right Channel 10 just queer-baited us for 2 months.
— Mark (@markp_) April 17, 2018
— Catie Jones (@CatelynJones135) April 17, 2018
— amy✨ (@aryagendry) April 17, 2018
Like gee, I love to genuinely be excited about seeing a queer moment on the screen but PSYCH HAHA IT WAS A DUDE LOL HOW FUNNY IMAGINE IF IT WAS TWO GIRLS THATS SO HILARIOUS
— Jules LeFevre (@jules_lefevre) April 17, 2018
That’s so not cool channel 10. You knew what you were doing. #BachelorInParadiseAU
— kate (@hardboiledkate) April 17, 2018
— Sabina roundhill 🌈 (@sabinaroundhill) April 17, 2018
Channel Ten has yet to respond to the backlash.