The new Bachelor In Paradise promo will leave you saying, “hmm.”
ABC just released season four’s first promo, nearly one month after the show’s production was suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct. However, we can’t help but wonder if the show’s attempt at making light of the scandal to entice audiences in its recent promo is down right inappropriate or the best ploy for ratings, ever!
While the promo makes no mention of DeMario Jackson or Corinne Olympios, who were both at the center of the scandal, it ever-so-awkwardly addresses the situation throughout the 30-second long preview clip.
“The sun had almost set. The summer was almost ruined. Paradise was almost lost.. until it wasn’t,” a voice over says in the promo before showing a screen of happy tweets and adding that “Paradise is found.”
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As OK! readers know, ABC’s parent company, Warner Brother’s shut down production on the dating show and immediately launched an internal investigation after a producer claimed that Corinne was not unable to consent to a sexual encounter between her and Demario due to her level of intoxication.
However, after a near 10-day internal investigation, Warner Bros. concluded that there was no evidence of wrongdoing, and production resumed earlier this month.
To see the full clip, click the video above!
Bachelor in Paradise is set to premiere on August 14th.
Will you be watching this season? And what do you think of the promo? Sound off in the comments!