To be honest, there was little hope that ABC and Warner Brothers would delicately handle the serious sexual assault allegations brought forth during the filming of Bachelor in Paradise while promoting the upcoming season. This first trailer for the show, which returns on August 14, hich isillustrates just how easily producers are glossing over the incident that nearly shut down the show for good.
Back in June, Bachelor in Paradise suspended filming over "allegations of misconduct" on set. Long story short, two drunken castmates, later discovered to be DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, engaged in sexual activity that some felt might not have been consensual, raising concerns of the cast and crew. After an investigation, both were cleared of any wrongdoing, but only Jackson was invited to rejoin the show as it resumed filming in Mexico.
Basically, the incident was extremely serious and almost ruined two people's lives, but like, how cute is that crab tumbling out of a margarita glass!?
Many fans were dismayed to find that sexual assault allegations are now being used as a punchline in the show's marketing packages.
Sure, the commercial is in poor taste and completely tone-deaf, but did we really expect anything better?
Do better, Bachelor.