• Reality TV dating shows like “The Bachelor” and “Love Island” have seen their fair share of controversies over the years. 
  • “Bachelor” producers have made some questionable casting choices throughout the seasons, which resulted in alleged white supremacists and men charged with sexual misconduct making it on the show. 
  • Plenty of other shows have featured questionable moments, like the British dating program “Love Island,” and Netflix’s NYC-focused “Dating Around.” 
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Shows like “The Bachelor” and “Love Island” have had their fair share of controversial moments and scene-stealing cast members. 

While reality dating TV shows have evolved over the years, one thing remains the same: Every season of a heavily-produced show like “The Bachelor,” there’s bound to be at least one controversy, with some even spilling over into the tabloids. 

From “Love Island” contestants who had sex and were subsequently punished, to a close-minded man shaming an Indian woman for her arranged marriage on Netflix’s “Dating Around,” here are the most controversial — and cringe-worthy — moments from reality TV dating shows. 

“Bachelorette” contestant Luke Parker slut-shamed star Hannah Brown for sleeping with another contestant.

Hannah and Luke Luke P. was one of the front runners on Hannah Brown’s season of “The Bachelorette.” ABC

During a dinner date on season 15 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” Parker caused some controversy when he openly criticized Brown’s sexuality and said that he didn’t think sex should happen outside “the guidelines of marriage.” 

One of the frontrunners on Brown’s season of “The Bachelorette,” Parker told her that he was saving himself for marriage, and expected Brown, his future wife, to do the same — especially during the Fantasy Suites portion of the show, which sees the bachelor or bachelorette get the opportunity to spend a night (without cameras) with as many of the last three contestants as they’d like. 

“I just want to make sure that you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the other relationships here,” he said, adding, “If you told me you’re having sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I’d be wanting to go home, 100%.” 

Brown was furious and quickly sent Parker packing, telling him, “you’re not my husband” and revealing that she’d had sex with contestant Peter Weber several times during a date.

“I have had sex and Jesus still loves me,” she told Parker. 

Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson were involved in a sexual assault scandal that rocked season four of “Bachelor in Paradise.”

Corinne Olympios Demario Jackson Bachelor in Paradise drinking DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios previously competed on “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor,” respectively. ABC

Production during season four of “Bachelor in Paradise” shut down in 2017 after a sexual encounter between Olympios and Jackson came under scrutiny by producers. The incident in question reportedly involved Olympios and Jackson engaging in sex acts in a swimming pool on the first day of filming, while Olympios was allegedly too drunk to give consent

ABC halted production after several producers filed complaints of misconduct on set, and all cast members, including Olympios and Jackson, were sent home. But after a two-week investigation, production on the season continued, as producers and executives didn’t find any evidence of misconduct

Both Olympios and Jackson spoke extensively about the scandal, with Olympios saying that things were blown out of proportion, and while she was blacked out during her encounter with Jackson, she doesn’t “feel like he did anything wrong.” 

The scandal even led to producers instituting a two-drink minimum on all “Bachelor” shows, among other rules

“Bachelor” star Arie Luyendyk Jr. broke up with his fiancée Becca Kufrin on camera — and then proposed to the runner-up.

arie becca k bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped Becca Kufrin during a scene on “The Bachelor” finale. ABC

Luyendyk starred on the 22nd season of “The Bachelor,” and ended up picking Becca Kufrin (over runner-up Lauren Burnham) as his fiancée at the end of the series in 2018.

Over the next few months, however, Luyendyk had a change of heart and ended up breaking things off with Kufrin in a raw, unedited scene later broadcast to viewers on the show’s finale. 

Luyendyk subsequently rekindled a romance with Burnham, and later ended up proposing to her on “After the Final Rose,” a special post-season episode of “The Bachelor” that sees contestants talk about their experiences with host Chris Harrison. 

Nick Viall accused season 10 “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman of using him for sex on “After the Final Rose.”

nick viall andi dorfman after the final rose Andi Dorfman chose another man over Nick Viall on season 10 of “The Bachelorette.” ABC

Former assistant district attorney Dorfman had no patience for Viall’s insinuation that she had sex with him when she was planning on choosing another man anyway.

“If you weren’t in love with me, I’m just not sure why you made love with me,” Viall said to her on “After the Final Rose.” 

Dorfman said Viall’s comments were “kind of below the belt” and that their sex life was something “that should be kept private.” 

“The things I said to you, the way I kissed you, the way I looked at you, those things were real,” Dorfman told Viall. When her ex-boyfriend countered with the response that the things they did in the Fantasy Suite were “fiancée type of stuff” and he didn’t realize she felt differently, Dorfman shut him down. 

“I did know how you felt [sic], which is exactly why on the last day, I didn’t have you pick out a ring,” she said. 

“Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe spent a night with Nick Viall before the producer-sanctioned Fantasy Suites — and received a lot of backlash for her decision to have sex.

kaitlyn bristowe nick viall bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall had a relationship before Bristowe was the bachelorette. ABC

Bristowe, who appeared on season 19 of “The Bachelor,” went on to become “The Bachelorette” star for the show’s 11th season, and garnered some controversy after she slept with contestant Viall (yes, from Dorfman’s season) before the Fantasy Suites. While making out with Viall on a date early in the season, Bristowe moved the actions behind closed doors, and ultimately had sex with him. 

Seeing as most “Bachelor” couples wait until the Fantasy Suites to have sex, Bristowe was widely criticized for her decision to sleep with Viall, who joined the show midseason after he and Bristowe started talking off-camera.

Users online slut-shamed her and it even ended up affecting her relationship with contestant and Bristowe’s eventual fiancé, Shawn Booth (like Dorfman, she also chose another man over Viall at the end of the show), who said, “I think the whole Nick situation was a big part of our relationship.” 

Contestant Rozlyn Papa reportedly had an “inappropriate” relationship with a producer on season 14 of “The Bachelor.”

rozlyn the bachelor Rozlyn Papa was a frontrunner on season 14 of “The Bachelor.” ABC

During Jake Pavelka’s 2010 season of “The Bachelor,” frontrunner Papa was eliminated from the show after she reportedly engaged in a physical relationship with one of the producers.

Host Chris Harrison broke the news to Papa in a cringe-worthy scene, telling her that the staffer in question was no longer working for the “Bachelor,” and that she needed to leave the mansion immediately.

“The bottom is this, we feel that because of what’s happened, it’s impossible for you to continue on this show,” Harrison said. While Papa later denied that she had a relationship with a producer on the show, Harrison was clear that multiple people had seen him and Papa together

One of the contestants on Becca Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette” reportedly liked Instagram posts that mocked immigrants, trans people, and Parkland high school students before coming on the show.

garrett yrigoyen bachelorette Garrett Yrigoyen ended up proposing to Becca Kufrin at the end of her season. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Before Kufrin’s season could even get underway, Yrigoyen was already making headlines for reportedly liking transphobic, sexist, and anti-immigrant posts on Instagram. Screenshots posted by former “Bachelor” contestant Ashley Spivey to Twitter show that Yrigoyen liked posts about immigrant children being thrown over border walls, and memes denigrating women’s appearances and trans people. 

After Yrigoyen was chosen by Kufrin to be her fiancé at the end of the season, he told Variety that he doesn’t identify with the political and social beliefs expressed by the posts, saying he only liked them because he was “a patriotic guy” who didn’t look closely at the controversial statements. 

“I never looked into it or read the comment or tags, until [Kufrin] brought it up and talked to me and said, ‘Garrett, you can’t do that. You’ve got to read what you’re supporting and liking,'” he said

Lee Garrett, who was cast on Rachel Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette,” had previously tweeted some pretty controversial statements about Muslims and the Black Lives Matter movement.

rachel lindsay lee garrett_edited 1 Lee Garrett was a contestant on Rachel Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette.” ABC and Steven Ferdman/Getty Images                        

Net als bij de tweets van Yrigoyen doken de controversiële uitspraken uit het verleden op nadat iemand (in dit geval een verslaggever) wat aan het graven was.

Screenshots laat Garrett tweeten over dingen als” Ik steun van harte onmenselijke marteling van terroristen “en” Jongens … wanneer zag je voor het laatst een mooie feministe? Er is een reden voor hiervoor. “ Garrett verscheen ook om racistische gedachten te tweeten en zei:” Ik haat geen moslims, ik haat de islam “en een link naar een petitie, samen met het bijschrift,” Duizenden ondertekenen een petitie om Black te herkennen Leeft Materie als terroristische groep na Dallas. “

Garrett’s tweets belandden hem in wat heet water nadat ze opdoken tijdens zijn stint op” The Bachelorette “in 2017. Het feit dat Lindsay een volleerde advocaat, was de eerste zwarte vrijgezellin in de geschiedenis van de show – maar toch producenten toegestaan ​​Garrett op de show .

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“Bachelorette” deelnemer Lincoln Adim werd veroordeeld voor onfatsoenlijke mishandeling en batterij een week voordat hij op de show in 2018 ging.


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                                                Lincoln Adim verscheen op Becca Kufrin’s seizoen van “The Bachelorette.”                                               
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De overtuiging van Adim kwam voort uit een incident in 2016 waar hij een vrouw betastte en aanviel op een havencruiseschip in Boston, volgens de Hollywood Reporter . Producenten op “The Bachelorette” zeggen dat ze geen kennis hadden van de arrestatie en overtuiging van Adim en zeiden dat ze zijn achtergrond hadden gecontroleerd voordat ze hem op de show castten.

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Op Netflix’s ‘Dating Around’ kleineerde een man genaamd Justin Gurki Basra voor haar culturele overtuigingen en regelde het huwelijk.


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De datum van Basra en Justin werd snel viraal nadat Netflix een fragment ervan op hun Twitter-account plaatste . Tijdens de date, kleineren Basin, een Punjabi-vrouw, kleineren voor haar opvattingen over liefde en huwelijk.

Na herhaaldelijk Basra te hebben onderbroken over zijn ideeën over relaties, bekritiseert Justin Basra’s eerdere gearrangeerde huwelijk , terwijl ze de culturele druk niet begreep waarmee Basra destijds geconfronteerd werd.

“Dit wordt cultuurbotsing genoemd”, zegt Basra nadat Justin haar had aangevallen omdat ze verloofd was, hoewel ze twijfels had. “Dus dit is iets Indiaas?” Justin reageerde. Nadat hij Basra had verteld dat ze de acht jaar van haar leven ‘verpestte’, dat ze getrouwd was en ‘een leugen leefde’, schreeuwde hij tegen haar: ‘Hoe kan ik je ooit vertrouwen?

Basra verkort de datum kort, maar uiteindelijk zei dat ze blij was dat ze naar de show was gegaan.


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