Why is the media so obsessed with the sexuality of The Bachelor’s Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon?

This is supposed to be scandalous? Really?

By Lorna Gray
The Bachelor contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon

We are batsh*t crazy about The Bachelor in the Cosmo office. We LOVE writing about the rumours, the drama, the dates, the ~scandal~.

Please permit us to get off our proverbial high horse for just a second to explain why.

We watched a dozen different news sites declare the following:

But we’re more concerned about why the frick they’re using the sexuality of these women as clickbait like it’s the most scandalous thing in the world?

One site even alluded to Megan actually ‘coming out’ in their article so we could read all the juicy details (she didn’t, obvs). Which glaringly reeks of clickbait at best with dogmatic views on sexuality at worst.

Megan and Tiffany posted a lot of couple-esque pics and were topless in a few of them. Most of these pictures have since been deleted.

And yes, we’ve heard a few cynical peeps argue Megan and Tiffany could be deliberately staging provocative pictures so the media will report that they’re in a gay relationship. They could be feeding the beast, as it were.

And if they are deliberately trying to make people think they’re gay, that sucks. It’s the equivalent of kissing one of your girl mates in a club when you’re younger to impress some douchebag (nobody’s finest hour but, it happens). The way lesbians have been sexualised by the male gaze for centuries. The highly unrealistic lesbian porn that exists where two smokin’ hot blondes suddenly want a bit of peen and one lucky dude gets to have a threesome with them.

Or they could, in fact, be gay or bisexual, and 100% power to them if so. Two stunningly beautiful women in a relationship shouldn’t be shocking for anyone.

The only scandal should be the fact they were on a game show vying for a man’s heart when they fell for each other but hey, you can't help who you fall for. We actually hope they are in a loving relationship – they certainly look like they’re having heaps of fun.

But using the lesbian angle to hook people in? We’re just not buying it. We’re not horny 13-year-old boys. Well, last time we checked anyway…