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The Bachelorette: Angie Kent felt ‘humiliated’ by sleazy Jess Glasgow

Almost two years after her stint as The Bachelorette, Angie Kent has spoken out against her former suitor Jess Glasgow.

The 31-year-old Gogglebox star infamously asked Jess to leave the show in 2019 after he subjected her to offensive and misogynistic behaviour.

Last week, the former Noosa councillor was fined $4,000 following an investigation by the Councillor Conduct Tribunal into his behaviour on the program.

Plenty to say: Almost two years after her stint as The Bachelorette, Angie Kent has spoken out against her former suitor, Jess Glasgow. Pictured together on The Bachelorette

And Angie had plenty to say about it, launching into a lengthy tirade about sexism on Instagram on Tuesday. 

Angie confessed she was ‘torn’ about whether or not she wanted to speak out, but ultimately decided that if she stayed silent, it would make her ‘complicit’.

‘I keep seeing a whole lot more of this extremely large-ego-fragility-blame game bulls**t all over my TV, in the media, social media and in this case, on the news back in my hometown,’ she wrote. 

Shown the door: The 31-year-old former Gogglebox star famously asked Jess to leave the show after he subjected her to offensive and misogynistic behaviour

Shown the door: The 31-year-old former Gogglebox star famously asked Jess to leave the show after he subjected her to offensive and misogynistic behaviour

Trouble: Last week, it was revealed the former Noosa councillor was fined $4,000 following an investigation by the Councillor Conduct Tribunal into his behaviour on the show, and Angie had plenty to say about it

Trouble: Last week, it was revealed the former Noosa councillor was fined $4,000 following an investigation by the Councillor Conduct Tribunal into his behaviour on the show, and Angie had plenty to say about it

‘This situation isn’t just about me. It is what we have been enduring overall as women for centuries and I have kept quiet off and on my entire life. I’m sure most of us have!’

Angie explained that she wasn’t targeting ‘Jess alone’, and said she didn’t ‘want this to be a chance to s**t can the bloke even more so than he has already received’.

She added: ‘Jess did apologise to me right after the episode aired (funny that it had to take the episode to air before I received an apology, but hey c’est la vie). 

Taking a stand: Angie explained that she wasn't targeting 'Jess alone', and said she didn't 'want this to be a chance to s**t can the bloke even more so than he has already received'

Taking a stand: Angie explained that she wasn’t targeting ‘Jess alone’, and said she didn’t ‘want this to be a chance to s**t can the bloke even more so than he has already received’

‘Am I shocked? Nope. But I did appreciate the apology and thought s**t yeah, maybe this was the chance for growth and recognition from him.’

But Angie said she was disappointed to learn that Jess had blamed ‘his multiple shameful performances on an edit’.

‘If it was hugely edited, then why did I feel so embarrassed and humiliated?’ she continued. 

'Jess did apologise to me right after the episode aired (funny that it had to take the episode to air before I received an apology, but hey c'est la vie),' she wrote

‘Jess did apologise to me right after the episode aired (funny that it had to take the episode to air before I received an apology, but hey c’est la vie),’ she wrote

‘Why did other men on the show seem to have quite the issue with him? And members of the crew? And why have I had fathers, mothers, friends reach out to me saying it didn’t sit right with them either? 

‘Not to mention the whopping amount messages from women saying they have had to tolerate this kind of behaviour from men (and this particular person) most of their lives. Far too often.’ 

Angie said she was fed up of being told that she was ‘too much’, while men were given a pass for their bad behaviour.  

Independent woman: Angie, who split from Bachelor winner Carlin Sterritt in July last year, said she would 'rather be single for the rest of my life' than allow a man to disrespect her

Independent woman: Angie, who split from Bachelor winner Carlin Sterritt in July last year, said she would ‘rather be single for the rest of my life’ than allow a man to disrespect her

ANGIE KENT’S STATEMENT 

Last week the Councillor Conduct Tribunal went ahead for the Jess Glasgow investigation into his behaviour on my season of The Bachelorette. I was torn whether or not I wanted to say anything. Probably because of the fear of the unknown, which been conditioned into a lot of women. Then I thought if I don’t say anything I feel it would make me complicit? Or that I am okay with this type of behaviour? Or that I’m still scared to speak my truth out of judgement or abuse etc. Or perhaps if I ignore it then maybe it will go away? Well it has almost been two full years since the event occurred, and evidently it has not gone away. Which in a way I now see as a blessing.

I keep seeing a whole lot more of this extremely large-ego-fragility-blame game bulls**t all over my TV, in the media, social media and in this case, on the news back in my hometown.

This situation isn’t just about me. It is what we have been enduring overall as women for centuries and I have kept quiet off and on my entire life. I’m sure most of us have!

Before I delve into this too much, by no means is this a post directed specifically at Jess alone. I don’t want this to be a chance to s**t can the bloke even more so than he has already received. This is an opportunity to call out unwanted conditioned practices, and celebrate the hope for change!

Jess did apologise to me right after the episode aired (funny that it had to take the episode to air before I received an apology, but hey c’est la vie). Am I shocked? Nope. But I did appreciate the apology and thought s**t yeah, maybe this was the chance for growth and recognition from him and for any other man who didn’t care for this kind of situation when they were watching it. But sadly, no. To stand there now, two years on and blame his multiple shameful performances on an edit?

If it was hugely edited, then why did I feel so embarrassed and humiliated? Why did other men on the show seem to have quite the issue with him? And members of the crew? And why have I had fathers, mothers, friends reach out to me saying it didn’t sit right with them either? Not to mention the whopping amount messages from women saying they have had to tolerate this kind of behaviour from men (and this particular person) most of their lives. Far too often.

Growing up I was often told I was “too much”, or to be quiet and not get so “worked up” over men and their actions or comments… To simply get over it or ignore it. Finally the time has come where I don’t feel like I expect too much from men by wanting them to respect me. Start owning your s**t and changing your past conditioning by wanting to do more… or soon those of you who lack the ability to own your s**t and make changes you’ll see what it feels like to be “less than half”.

Women are not collateral damage for the male ego. We know it’s been a culture of learned entitlement… Which we can unlearn!

‘It’s OK to not originally know your behaviour is toxic due to white male domination, fragility and privilege. But when a whole group of people are screaming out and standing up, and men keep blaming it on “bad days” or “edits” – perhaps it’s time to listen and do the work within?

Where’s the evidence? The evidence is right in front of you fellas!!!!

Remember… if a man can’t accept and respect what I am puttin’ down, I’d rather be single for the rest of my life! I will never allow a man to come in and f**k with my sisterhood!

‘Finally the time has come where I don’t feel like I expect too much from men by wanting them to respect me,’ she wrote. 

She added: ‘Women are not collateral damage for the male ego. We know it’s been a culture of learned entitlement… Which we can unlearn!’  

Angie, who split from Bachelor winner Carlin Sterritt in July last year, said she would ‘rather be single for the rest of my life’ than allow a man to disrespect her.

Upsetting: Angie said she was disappointed to learn that Jess had blamed 'his multiple shameful performances on an edit'

Upsetting: Angie said she was disappointed to learn that Jess had blamed ‘his multiple shameful performances on an edit’

Speaking to ABC News last week, Jess claimed the show’s producers had ‘told’ him to behave the way he did.

‘I agree going on that program was a catastrophic error… on my behalf,’ he added.

Angie asked Jess to leave during the second episode, after he repeatedly made inappropriate remarks towards her.

Awkward: During a group date photoshoot, Jess was dressed as a horse, and Angie was instructed to sit on his back

Awkward: During a group date photoshoot, Jess was dressed as a horse, and Angie was instructed to sit on his back

Vile: During a photoshoot, Jess proceeded to pretend to bite and lick her bottom as she stood beside him, completely oblivious

Vile: During a photoshoot, Jess proceeded to pretend to bite and lick her bottom as she stood beside him, completely oblivious

During a group date photoshoot, Jess was dressed as a horse, and Angie was instructed to sit on his back.

‘Don’t mind if I get some wandering fingers, alright?’ he told her, before joking that he’d be ‘the first person she gets to ride’.

He then proceeded to pretend to bite and lick her bottom as she stood beside him, completely oblivious.

'Women are not collateral damage for the male ego. We know it's been a culture of learned entitlement... Which we can unlearn!' she wrote

‘Women are not collateral damage for the male ego. We know it’s been a culture of learned entitlement… Which we can unlearn!’ she wrote


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