Georgia Love leaves TV career following racism scandal: 'Something new'

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Georgia Love is leaving her TV career with Seven behind for a job in Public Relations, five months after being taken off-air due to her racism scandal.

The former Bachelorette shared the news with the Daily Telegraph, saying she was excited for a new chapter within the media industry.

Georgia Love working for Seven News
Georgia Love has revealed she is leaving her TV career five months after being taken off-air due to her racism scandal. Photo: Instagram/Georgia Love

The 33-year-old will be joining storytelling agency, Enthral as a senior public relations and content manager, with her new role focusing on "positive and uplifting stories" on a new platform called 'The Good News'.

"I’m looking forward to putting the skills, knowledge and experience learnt from 11 years working in newsrooms into something new, while still remaining within the media industry," Georgia told the publication.

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"Storytelling has always been what I love the most about being a journalist, so when the opportunity came up to work with an agency that puts storytelling first and has a strong journalistic DNA, it couldn't have been a better fit."

She added that she felt "extremely positive" about the move and is excited to begin work in the world of brand storytelling.

Georgia pulled off-air

Georgia Love takes a selfie
Georgia was pulled off-air after she posted a video that many described as "racist". Photo: Instagram/Georgia Love

In September last year, the reality star was pulled from her on-air duties as a TV journalist when she sparked backlash after sharing footage of a cat in the window of an Asian restaurant and wrote, "Shop attendant or lunch?!"

The video was swiftly deleted and Georgia issued an apology for causing "offence", saying, "I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive."

She continued, "I sincerely apologise for the oversight and offence I have caused. Thank you to those who called me out. This is what we need to make sure we are all accountable and do better.

"Again, I apologise from the bottom of my heart for the offence caused."

Georgia Love racist video
Georgia received backlash after posting a video of a cat in an Asian restaurant window. Photos: Instagram/Georgia Love

At the time, Seven launched a workplace investigation and alerted staff that Georgia had been "counselled" and reassigned to an off-camera role "effective immediately".

"We have addressed this matter internally and disciplinary action has been taken," a Seven spokesperson told Yahoo Lifestyle at the time.

"Seven does not condone this inappropriate conduct and all of our staff have the right to work in a safe, nurturing workplace free from prejudice."

Georgia was reportedly "devastated and deeply sorry for her actions" and issued an apology in an email to her colleagues.

Georgia Love holds microphone
Georgia was reportedly "devastated and deeply sorry for her actions" following the scandal. Photo: Instagram/Georgia Love

According to The Herald Sun, the apology read, "I want to apologise for an inappropriate post on my personal social media account this week and for an old post which has resurfaced."

"I’m deeply sorry for the hurt that I’ve caused and, in particular, for offence to the Asian community. It certainly wasn’t my intention.

"My posts were inappropriate and offensive. There is no excuse for perpetuating racist stereotypes in any forum.

"I am committed to moving forward, learning and growing in my new role and I hope that in time I can earn your trust back."

Georgia began working at Seven earlier last year after working as a freelance reporter for Network 10.

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