Local politician Jess Glasgow was sent home on Thursday’s episode of The Bachelorette, after Angie Kent confronted him over his inappropriate behaviour.
And fans across the country have slammed the 37-year-old Noosa councillor, taking to Twitter to label him ‘disgusting’, ‘creepy’ and ‘vile’.
During the episode, Jess made crude sexual remarks about Angie, called her a ‘b**ch’ and flirted awkwardly with female crew members.
Bachelorette fans have slammed Noosa councillor Jess Glasgow (pictured) for his behaviour on the show, taking to Twitter to label him ‘disgusting’, ‘creepy’ and ‘vile’
‘Oh my God, Jess is absolutely revolting. I feel physically sick watching his antics as the horse. Appropriate conduct towards women @NoosaCouncil?’ one viewer wrote.
‘”Wandering fingers”, seriously? This is not putting Noosa in a good light, Jess,’ another person tweeted, referring to a lewd remark Jess made during the show.
A similar comment read: ‘Jess is everything we teach our sons not to be and that person we want to protect our daughters from.’
Dumped: The local politician was sent home on Thursday’s episode of The Bachelorette, after Angie Kent (pictured) confronted him over his inappropriate behaviour
Twitter backlash: During the episode, Jess made crude sexual remarks about Angie, called her a ‘b**ch’ and flirted awkwardly with female crew members
During a farmyard-themed photo shoot on Thursday’s episode, Jess was dressed as the backside of a horse when he ‘joked’ that Angie was going to ‘ride’ him.
He later positioned his head close to Angie’s bottom and proceeded to poke his tongue out and make rude sexual gestures.
In another cringeworthy moment, he brazenly told her: ‘Don’t mind me if I get some wandering fingers, alright?’
‘I feel physically sick’: Bachelorette viewers have described Jess as ‘absolutely revolting’
His behaviour didn’t go unnoticed in the mansion, with the other male contestants labeling him ‘sleazy’, ‘inappropriate’, and ‘a dead set f**king womaniser’.
After Carlin Sterritt informed Angie about the situation, she angrily confronted Jess before sending him home.
Fans praised Angie for how she handled herself, with one person tweeting: ‘You go girl! Super proud of someone standing up for women with men like Jess around!’
‘Won’t miss him’: Many women said they had a visceral reaction to Jess’ sexist behaviour
Another fan wrote: ‘Angie, thank you for standing up to that gaslighting, sleazy [guy]. And good on all the guys for calling out his vile behaviour.’
A third person added: ‘You go, girl. Props to Angie looking out for the sisterhood.’
Despite the overwhelming support for Angie, one viewer pointed out that it was unfair of the producers to allow Jess’ behaviour to escalate to that level.
Show of support! Fans also took to Twitter to praise Angie for taking control of the situation and getting rid of Jess and standing up for women everywhere
‘It is awesome that Angie told him off and sent him on his disgusting way, but why did she have to do it?’ they tweeted.
‘Shouldn’t he have been booted by the producers the second he harassed anyone? Not as good TV I know, but why let him stay a second longer?’
Another wrote: ‘If Jess was being inappropriate to the staff, Channel 10 should have acted before it got to this stage. Nobody deserves to be sexually harassed at their workplace.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.
Not good enough! Despite the overwhelming show of support for Angie, one viewer pointed out that it was unfair of the show’s producers to allow Jess’ behaviour to escalate to that level
In a statement to 10 Daily, Jess said he meant “no disrespect” to Angie or the crew, and apologised for causing any offence.
He said: ‘It was not my intention to bring the Noosa Council or Noosa people into disrepute. I had the opportunity to find love on this show and I went for it.
‘I must admit, I’m a flirtatious guy, but I meant no disrespect to Angie or the crew. I sincerely apologise if I caused offence.’
Gone too far! Jess was filmed making unwanted sexual advances and disgusting comments towards Angie on the group date
‘Jesus! What is wrong with you?’ Angie clearly showed she did not appreciate his sexual remark about his ‘wandering fingers’ on the group date
‘He’s a dead set f***ing womaniser!’ Jess’ actions certainly didn’t go unnoticed by his rivals, who labelled the politician ‘a sleaze’ and ‘inappropriate’ towards Angie
Meanwhile, Jess is now under investigation for breach of conduct as a result of his behaviour the dating show.
Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington issued a statement on Thursday saying that Jess does not reflect Noosa Council or the town’s community values.
‘Cr Glasgow did not seek approval from myself and I only found out about his involvement after the show had been recorded,’ Wellington added.
‘I’m going back to Noosa to find the love of my life in a dirty, dingy nightclub’: Jess rejected any wrongdoing when he left the mansion and wasn’t concerned for his future dating prospects