Megan Marx Addresses The "Queer-Baiting" Used In Bachelor In Paradise Promos

Remember THAT promo...

Megan Marx Addresses The "Queer-Baiting" Used In Bachelor In Paradise Promos Network Ten

Before Bachelor In Paradise aired, a promotion for the series showed Megan Marx kissing a long-haired stranger during a midnight swim.

In the promo, the scene was surrounded by images of her talking to Elora and so, viewers assumed that we could, perhaps, have our first same-sex couple on an Australian Bachelor series.

We found out a few days ago, though, that we were incorrect and the person Megan was kissing was, in fact, Canadian intruder Thomas.

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Soon after the episode aired, fans accused Bachelor In Paradise of "queer-baiting", or using someone's bisexuality to simply increase ratings.

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This morning, Megan has opened up about the queer-baiting on Instagram, saying that she's disappointed that the network chose to use her sexuality as a tool, but she is still grateful for what they've done for her.

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"There's been a lot of harangue about the queer baiting that was involved in the promotion of the show. I too was disappointed that my sexuality was used as leverage when truth (the fact that I'm a sexual minority at all!) is always the most respectful option.

"However I'm still grateful Bachelor In Paradise gave me a platform to be myself and pursue any relationship I wanted to - they always made it clear they supported me, and were even respectful and open in me posting this message.

"A big apology to those who were offended, I know we can do better - we have a long way to go in Australia."

Megan is currently with Jake on the show, so even after this romantic date, Thomas didn't even win her over... 

Talk about an anti-climax!

 

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