After Monday’s episode “Men Tell Everything” from The Bachelorette, a preview of the upcoming Bachelor of Paradise season was given, and it was wild. There was drinking, fighting, crying (more than ever before, according to Chris Harrison), booty (thanks to John Paul Jones), and of course a lot of hooking up. A connection that caught the attention of the public was in particular the former bachelor participant Demi Burnett and a mysterious woman.
In the preview, Burnett says: ‘I don’t care who sees this. I know I love this girl. I am just so happy that I found her, and I can certainly imagine that I will be with her for the rest of my life. “
Burnett’s budding Paradise relationship is unprecedented for the Bachelor franchise.
In response, some Paradise fans approached Burnett on social sites to communicate their disapproval.
Demi Burnett addresses the hateful messages she’s receiving after coming out as bisexual on national TV
On her Twitter, Burnett responded to a since secure tweet that said the user did not want to see a gay couple in Paradise and suggested that there would be a separate LGBTQ + version of the show for people who want to watch.
“I know you mean well, but the goal is that the LGBTQ + community is not seen as separate. Saying they need a” rainbow bachelor “is a bit homophobic. We are all human beings. Segregation based on sexuality must die. Coexist motha f * cka, “Burnett wrote.
Burnett also responded to a message that read: “This is the first season that I am NOT watching BIP because of the disgusting behavior of the same sex on the screen. I have nothing against their lifestyle choice, but I don’t like getting my throat on TV. You ruined your show for me and 300 others. “
She wrote: “The moment you described the relationship as disgusting is the moment you claimed yourself as a homophobic.”
The moment you described the relationship as disgusting is the moment you claimed yourself as homophobic https://t.co/rSnrWJR0Hw— Demi Burnett (@demi_burnett) 24 Temmuz 2019
Burnett also made a screenshot of an incredibly hateful message she received by calling her derogatory names.
She posted a photo of the message along with the caption: “Twitter do your thing.”
And Twitter did its thing.
Bachelor Nation is behind Demi Burnett 100% (and so are her fans)
Burnett immediately received an outpouring of love. Especially Bachelor Nation came to show their support to the former Bachelor participant.
I can’t even begin to comprehend nor fathom this disgusting message. As a brother of a sister who’s lesbian, just know Demi, there’s nothing more beautiful than supporting those who get judged because of their gender preference. Demi we love you ❤️ https://t.co/6fAK9g2zYA— Chris Randone (@ChrisRandone) 25 Temmuz 2019
Sorry you have to bear this D…. Respect the hell, “wrote Garrett Powell from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.
“The hatred below is absolutely terrible! Bravo against Demi for breaking through barriers in The Bachelor Franchise and on a national network in the pursuit of love and happiness. Regardless of your sexual preference, love is love is love. I support LGBTQ today and every damn day! Jason Tartick of the Becca Kufrin season replied.
“This makes me sick. I hate to pay attention to this, but I think it’s great that we can all come up against it. I’m proud of your Demi. And I am proud of the show for evolution, “wrote former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.
Burnett’s call for help worked — she went to bed smiling that night.
“My DMs are so bloated with love that you have drowned out all hatred. It is 3 o’clock in the morning and I go to bed with a smile on my face. I love you so much, thank you,” she wrote.
Bachelor in Paradise starts on 5 August at ABC.