It was more like brief lip-to-lip (and lip-to-neck) contact, for accuracy’s sake.
After accepting a rose from Nick, the 29-year-old photo shoot director from Queensland’s behaviour was uncomfortable to watch on so many levels. Some of us, including this writer, struggled to keep from burying our faces in our hands out of sheer embarrassment and awkwardness.
If you missed it, here’s the awkward exchange. Post continues after video.
But perhaps most uncomfortable of all was the question it raised. A question we don’t always like the answer to.
How would we feel if the roles were reversed?
If it was Nick kissing and sucking on Romy’s neck as she tried to laugh it off, even after she said no?
The comparison didn’t go unnoticed by viewers, many of whom pointed out we’d be outraged if it was a man kissing a woman without her consent.
Congrats to Romy for being that disgusting guy in a bar that makes up their own imaginary social queues in order to smash their face against yours ????????♀️ #TheBachelorAU
— Hannah (@hannahbecool) August 16, 2018
Isn’t it ironic that after the #TheBachelorAU and Romy’s efforts, Law & Order Sexual Victims Unit is on.
— Jackson Holt (@_jacksonholt) August 16, 2018