Bachelorette Contestant Could Lose His Job Over 'Wandering Fingers' Comments
Whether you love or hate Bachelorette Australia, it is a show that exists on national television. You can't dispute that.
More than a dozen blokes have to try really hard to win one woman's heart and in the end she might not even pick someone.
But every season, there are the people who stand out, not because they 'win' but because they cause such a scene that it sparks national news. However, few, if any, have gone as far as Bachelorette Australia contestant Jess Glasgow.
On the show, the Queensland local councillor said to his potential life partner Angie Kent: "Don't mind if I get some wandering fingers, alright."
Her response was pretty brutal: "Jesus, what's wrong with you."
Glasgow was also captured pulling a pretty strange face when Kent was bent over in front of him.
He didn't help himself when he told another contestant: "I would have just grabbed that sweetie and laid one on her. I've kissed plenty of girls and they've turned their heads before; I'm used to it."
Probably not the best thing to admit on national television, and it seems like it could have some flow on effects when he returns to work.
Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington told Nova FM: "That sort of offensive, crude misogynistic behaviour is just not on. He can't be fired but I tell you I'll be speaking with Jess about his future on the council. I don't see that he has a future on his council.
"I'm very deeply upset. I watched it with my wife, she found it very offensive as most women I assume would. He's not young, he's in his late 30s so he should know better.
"I spoke to him this morning and I told him that my recommendation was that he resign from his position. He's under the belief that he can brave it out.
"He does realise but doesn't think it's as dramatic as some of the reactions I'm receiving."
Jess reckons the whole thing has been overblown and he's been labeled a villain without much substance behind it.
"It's been a terrible 24 hours. As you can imagine, it's World War III," he also told Nova.
"Absolutely I cringed, it's not me at all, it's reality TV. I sincerely apologise, I never ever meant to have those words come out that way."
He insists that he has enormous respect for women and treats his grandma like a godsend.
Glasgow is hoping the whole ordeal will blow over and he'll go back to his life.
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