Bachelor In Paradise's Paddy Colliar Says He's Been Getting Death Threats

A contestant on Australia's Bachelor in Paradise has come under intense scrutiny after seemingly enjoying watching two other female contestants kiss.

Alex Nation chose Brooke Blurton for a one-on-one date and the pair ended up locking lips.

While most, if not all the contestants were shocked, Paddy Colliar's reaction was the one that drew the most amount of scorn from people online, with some calling him 'outdated' and 'misogynistic'.

"Absolutely hectic, man. I'd love to be a fly on the wall between those two," he said with a wolf whistle.

"Hopefully there's oil and, like, massages involved.

"That's actually hot. You can pause live TV now, so I would LOVE to pause it on that. Mate, I'm just telling it how it is. We're all thinking it."

He copped an absolute barrage of hateful comments on social media.

But Paddy's come full circle and apologised for the remarks as well as reminded people of the gravity of their words.

"I just wanted to take this time to formally apologise for last night's comments. I understand that it did hurt a lot of people, and for that I am sorry," he said.

"I didn't mean anything by it at all. I've got nothing against the gay community or the lesbian community. I think everyone should be treated equally."

"But, in saying that, all the backlash that I've received, getting told to go kill myself, jump off a bridge, things like that, it is a bit hurtful," he continued.

The kiss that ignited the comments. Credit: Channel 10
The kiss that ignited the comments. Credit: Channel 10

"I understand what I said did hurt people, but I don't think anyone deserves those comments thrown at them."

Paddy also added that reality TV stars come under intense scrutiny that can often result in depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

There have been contestants off a bunch of shows like Love Island and The Bachelor who have killed themselves due to a variety of reasons.

Collair wants people to realise that people's words can have sometimes grave consequences on a person's mental health.

"For some people coming off a reality TV show aren't actually that strong-minded, and having nasty things said about you or reading nasty things said about you really affects someone's mentality, and you know what, it can affect their life, too," he explained.

"Just be careful in what you say about someone and who you say it to, because you never know what they're going through."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 10

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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