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    People Are Calling Out "Bachelor In Paradise" For Queerbaiting

    That whole Megan kiss? Yeah, not Elora.

    When the Bachelor In Paradise promo was originally released, people were pretty excited to spot Megan Marx kissing what could've been a female contestant.

    Network Ten

    Megan is openly bisexual and many people thought the person she was kissing in the promo was Elora Murger.

    So far in the season, Megan has hit it off with Jake Ellis, but people were still holding out hope for a Megan and Elora storyline.

    none of you probably watch bachelor in paradise buT THEYRE BRINGING IN ELORA AND MEGAN SAID SHE WANTED HER TO BE THERE I SMELL A LESBIAN LOVE STORY

    Tonight's episode saw the now infamous kiss aired... and it turns out Megan was kissing Canadian intruder Thomas Perras.

    Network Ten

    And fans were not impressed, with people calling out the show for queerbaiting.

    all of australia was queerbaited by channel fucking 10 #bachelorinparadiseau

    So Thomas gets a fair go on the show by being brought back but the rest of us got queerbaited 🙃#bachelorinparadiseau

    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 https://t.co/ywKqzC0YUb

    I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU, CHANNEL 10. WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU #BachelorInParadiseAU

    of course we were queerbaited! of course it’s thomas she made out in the water with even though the promo voiceover was about elora! of course! #BachelorInParadiseAU https://t.co/yD3TfVA4Xv

    Lol way to set up the sneak peak ads to look like Megan kissed Elora.. @channelten that’s pretty shitty to advertise queerbaiting it would have been nicer if there was actually some same sex couples #BachelorInParadiseAU

    We done been baited 🙃#BachelorInParadiseAU #queerbaiting

    Hey @channelten : FYI the #queerbaiting in your promo of #BachelorInParadiseAU was less of a good idea and more hurtful than Eden’s prank letter. SO not ok.

    Oy Channel 10! You couldn't have used any of the rest of that footage in your promos, rather than giving people hope that they might see "themselves" - or people they know - represented? I'm only an ally, but I think that's a bit shit. #bachelorinparadiseau

    Twitter users are also asking host Osher Günsberg to comment on the situation.

    @oshergunsberg @BachParadiseAU you need to explain why you queerbaited the viewers, and why you naught it was okay to do that. #BachelorinParadiseAU

    I would love to hear from @oshergunsberg regarding the clear #queerbaiting on this years #BachelorInParadiseAU

    So far there has been no word from Megan, Osher, or Network Ten about the backlash.

    BuzzFeed has reached out to Network Ten and Warner Bros for comment.

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