April 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Australia’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ accused of queerbaiting viewers

‘Bachelor in Paradise” (Screenshot via YouTube)

Australia’s “Bachelor in Paradise” has been accused of queerbaiting in a recent promo for the show.

In the promo, Megan Marx, who is bisexual, says she finds fellow contestant Elora Murger “absolutely gorgeous.” The next clip appears to show Marx and Murger, who has long brown hair, kissing in the ocean. However, in the actual episode, Marx is kissing contestant Thomas Perras, who also has long brown hair.

Viewers were outraged that the series promoted a same-sex hookup that never occurred.

Marx has been open about her sexuality since appearing on the fourth season of Australia’s “The Bachelor.” After leaving the show she and fellow contestant Tiffany Scanlan briefly dated.

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