• Osher Günsberg had some choice words for viewers of 'The Bachelor'. (Getty Images AsiaPac)
Günsberg hit back at viewers who criticised contestant Abbie for being sexually forthright.
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

19 Sep 2019 - 9:58 AM  UPDATED 19 Sep 2019 - 10:22 AM

Osher Günsberg has proven he is more than just a perfect head of hair after coming in to bat for The Bachelor's Abbie Chatfield, who was pilloried online for daring to admit that she was "horny".

Despite The Bachelor's numerous entertaining, so-bad-it's-good qualities, last night's penultimate episode of the popular dating show revealed just how uncomfortable Australians are with women confidently expressing their sexuality.

"[Abbie] makes me want to suffocate myself," one viewer tweeted after the 23-year-old got passionate with Bachie Matt Agnew on a private beach.

"Shut up b*tch," another added. "No one cares that you like sex."

However, Günsberg who has co-chaired feminists panels, wasn't having a bar of it - taking to social media to highlight to underlying sexism behind views of Chatfield.

"I've been doing this job a while now," he wrote during the episode. "Tweeting every episode that goes to air."

He added: "And I am always interested to see how a strong woman powerfully expressing her sexuality makes so many people so uncomfortable."

“Osh, if a guy was telling the Bachelorette that he was horny and wanted to have sex with her, I’d be equally uncomfortable," one viewer responded.

"It has nothing to do with her being a strong woman expressing herself and everything to do with a lack of class and decorum."

Another added: “The fact that I just had to watch what was essentially a porn intro over dinner is why it makes me uncomfy."

However, other viewers responded to Günsberg in agreement, applauding Chatfield for being forthright in her wants.

"Abbie is the most exciting thing to ever happen to the bachelor," one fan wrote. "[A] 23 year old woman and so confident in her own skin and sexuality go b*tch go."

Chatfield will tonight face off against Chelsie McLeod for Agnew's heart.

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