On last Thursday’s episode of The Bachelor, we saw things get a
little lot steamy between our bachie Matt and contestant Abbie Chatfield.
They tortured themselves, and us tbh, with some major sexual tension at the annual photo shoot and then kissed (lots) during alone time at the cocktail party.
But while Abbie, 23, entered the show to find love – it is a dating show, after all – and a very important part of most loving relationships is sexual attraction and chemistry, she’s received her fair share of negative feedback since the episode went to air.
Um, just in case you need a refresher of *that* kiss. Post continues below video.
Abbie told Mamamia she was frustrated by some of the reactions she received from the public.
“I have got a positive reaction from a lot of people,” Abbie explained. “Messages saying ‘good on you owning that, taking control of that photo shoot’ and they’re really happy for me, but there have been other comments I’ve seen on my Instagram and on Facebook saying ‘Is she really that easy?’ [and] slut-shaming.”
These were people who took issue with Abbie owning her sexuality and openly expressing her attraction to a man, because even in 2019, a double standard remains.