Eliminated Bachelorette contestant Jess Glasgow, a local councillor from Noosa Council, has come under fire from his local mayor.
Noosa Council said the Office of the Independent Assessor was investigating his involvement in the 10 series for alleged breach of conduct.
Mayor Tony Wellington said, “Cr Glasgow did not seek approval from myself and I only found out about his involvement after the show had been recorded.”
He claimed Cr Glasgow’s behaviour was not reflective of Noosa Council, nor the wider community’s values.
Last night Cr Glasgow was booted from the show by Angie Kent after fellow contestants accused him of misogynistic behaviour.
“I do not think I brought Noosa Council or Noosa into disrepute,” Cr Glasgow said.
“It’s reality television. I did not say anything with malice or anything that was disrespectful.”
Speaking at a press conference on the Sunshine Coast, the reality TV contestant and Noosa councillor said he had displayed “poor judgment” after being told to be “jovial and animalistic” by Bachelorette Angie Kent.
“To the whole of Australia at the moment and especially the Noosa people, I’m sorry,” Cr Glasgow said.
“These actions where appalling and I don’t condone the stuff at all.”
Cr Glasgow suggested he and fellow contestants had been told to show their “fun side”.
“We were asked to be, by Angie, jovial and our animal instincts and show the fun side of you,” he said.
“In my opinion, in the moment, I didn’t feel I was breaking any boundaries but it has come out the wrong way and I’m truly sorry for it.”