Things are getting red hot in Paradise, with last night’s episode raising eyebrows over worrying behaviour from some of the men, but raising even more eyebrows over… the women’s skimpy bikini bottoms.
Yep, that old chestnut.
The general sentiment goes something along the lines of: “How could you possibly worry about a man acting in a predatory and threatening way when the girls are wearing very small bikini bottoms??? THINK OF THE CHILDRE… CHAFING!!”
Many lips were firmly pursed over the itsy bitsy bottoms, and tense fingers flew thick and fast over keyboards as commentary filled Twitter feeds last night.
“All these dental floss bikinis look extremely uncomfortable,” wrote one comfort-concerned viewer.
“Back in my day, bikini bottoms legit covered your bottom. Simpler times,” wrote another woman.
Other criticisms ranged from questioning the culture:
Do women no longer wear bikini bottoms that actually cover their bottom? #bachelorinparadiseau
— Rakhee Ghelani (@rakheeghelani) April 25, 2019
To raising concerns over the women’s access to safe clothing:
Is there any chance any of these women own a bikini that actually covers their bum? 🤷🏼♀️ #BachelorInParadiseAU
— mikayla (@mikhaig) April 25, 2019
No fund has yet been set up to connect Bachie stars to extra square-cms of material, but watch this space.
Some saw the clear light of day and called out the criticism, among them Osher, whom we now love.
Thank you Osher.
I don’t understand why so many people are so confronted by the bikinis on this show.
If that’s what they want to wear, isn’t that ok? #bachelorinparadiseau
— Osher Günsberg (@oshergunsberg) April 25, 2019
Others backed up the dapper host.
— Daryl (@xwickedmindx) April 25, 2019
Not sure why women watching are going on about men being horrible, and then snarkily judging the women’s bikini bottoms? Pot, kettle. 🤷🏻♀️ I think anyone can wear what they like? #BachelorInParadiseAU
— Pokarlla Kiara (@Pokarlla) April 25, 2019
Meanwhile it’s not the first time a bikini trend has raised eyebrows.
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