Bachelor In Paradise is addressing their shut down controversy HEAD ON — and it’s causing a mixed reaction amongst Bachelor nation.
On Monday, the Bachelor spin off dropped the first trailer for its fourth season and it didn’t shy away from their sexual misconduct scandal in any way. As we previously reported, production for BIP was briefly halted amid sexual misconduct claims involving contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.
While it seemed as though the ABC dating competition was destined for cancellation, those involved with the scandal were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing by Warner Bros. and were given the green light to continue filming. In order to promote the return of BIP, ABC pushed the “summer was almost ruined” angle pretty hard.
Take a peek at the trailer for yourself (below)!
Unsurprisingly, this ad has already raised some eye brows. Fans had the following to say about the promo:
The Bachelor in Paradise trailer is insane. You can’t just throw a bunch of sad tweets on a crab & pretend u don’t have a problem
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ amil (@amil) July 18, 2017
It’s ABC’s Sizzling Summer of Almost Rape!!!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) July 18, 2017
Devastated my tweets about #bip didn’t make it into the trailer #BachelorInParadise #BachelorNation #bachelorette https://t.co/BBgXx6KVXO pic.twitter.com/a2kdsOlGYN
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bugsy the Sassy Pup (@a_bugsy_life) July 18, 2017
GUYS IM FAMOUS!!!! I MADE IT ON TV!!! FINALLY MY BIG BREAK!!! HOLLEYWOOD HERE I COME!!!! @BachParadise thank you ├░┼╕╦£┬¡├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å I love you forever pic.twitter.com/X2wGuwX3jT
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Allyson Coyne (@AllysonCoyne) July 18, 2017
So excited can’t wait!!!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Heather lopez (@Heather659) July 18, 2017
BIP season four contestant Raven Gates and BIP season three alum Evan Bass also expressed their joy about the new trailer (below).
Talk about a fandom divided.
What do YOU think? Is ABC making light of the situation??
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
[Image via ABC.]