The 'troubling' comment on The Bachelorette viewers are outraged over

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

After Nick Cummins’ shock decision on the finale of The Bachelor not to choose anyone, all eyes were on Ali Oetjen for the premiere of The Bachelorette on Wednesday night.

She certainly delivered in the entertainment department with a record-breaking first kiss – she became the first Bachelorette ever to pucker up to a suitor at the first cocktail party.


There were also a few tense exchanges between some of the contestants – apparently “bro code” was broken.

However there was one comment made by Ali herself, which left viewers outraged on social media.

During Ali’s first meeting with contestant Bill (who she ended up sharing her first kiss with) on the red carpet, he revealed he was born something different than ‘Bill’.

“I wasn’t born Bill,” he said, the show abruptly cut to an advert. Turns out Bill was actually born ‘David’.

Bill revealed wasn’t actually born ‘Bill’. Source: Ten
Viewers weren’t happy about Ali’s ‘troubling’ comment. Source: Ten

However, it was Ali’s reaction that’s sparked some outrage.

“He’s not a woman, tick!” she said in a piece to camera.

Viewers labelled the comment “troubling” and “transphobic”.





Yahoo Lifestyle have contacted Channel 10 for a comment on the outrage.

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