But despite a profanity-filled description of her (which Channel 10 rightly censored), it was her reaction to Elora’s choice of first date that had viewers talking.
When Elora chose to pursue Alex Nation romantically, Florence’s remarks echoed the sadly widespread opinion that bisexual women just “can’t make their minds up”, or only “opt in” for male attention.
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A deep-running societal misunderstanding that members of the LGBT community have battled for years, and that often hinders those who identify as bisexual from coming out.
“Oh she’s bisexual now,” Florence said, before adding: “She was so straight on The Bachelor.”
It was a sweeping and ill-informed judgement of a woman’s sexuality that, frankly, shouldn’t even be a topic for Florence to speculate, let alone invalidate.