Social media users have praised Network 10’s Bachelor in Paradise following last night’s episode, which showed female contestants Alex Nation and Brooke Blurton kissing.
Nation and Blurton’s date and subsequent kiss was applauded by viewers, who suggested it was a genuinely real LGBTQI moment aired “on one of the biggest shows in the country”.
I wasn't buying the whole Brooke and Alex Nation thing, but they begun talking about their feelings & thoughts & kept going back and forth and having lots of cuddles. As a platinum lesbian card carrier, I can official say, legit. #bachelorInParadiseAU #LGBTQ
— Diana Marie (@dirrrtydeeds) April 16, 2019
God if this was on when I was a teen I would be loosing my little gay closeted mind, I hope all the baby queers are feeling warm and special and valid tonight #BachelorinParadiseAU
— Katie K (@_katiekendall_) April 16, 2019
— trashmunkey (@Trashmunkey) April 16, 2019
Crying watching two bisexual women kiss on one of the biggest shows in the country. Sue me! #BachelorInParadiseAU
— GRACE (@GraceGarde) April 16, 2019
The praise comes off the back of Network 10 having been previously critcised for “queer-baiting” in the past.
Last year, Network 10 was lambasted for running promos that implied a same-sex romance happened between contestants Megan Marx and Elora Murger.
In the promos, Marx was heard saying: “She’s absolutely gorgeous … she’s definitely my type of girl,” over footage of her kissing a long-haired brunette.
However, it turned out the long-haired brunette was actually a male contestant Thomas Perra, which lead viewers to blast Network 10 and the deceptive promo.