The Bachelor Australia contestant Shannon Baff has landed herself in hot water over her use of the n-word on social media. As The Sydney Morning Herald points out, Shannon used the racial slur as a hashtag on two separate posts on her Instagram feed earlier this year.
A spokesperson for Network Ten told The Sydney Morning Herald that Shannon used the hashtag as part of an inside joke between herself and a friend of colour. She is said to be "deeply sorry" for using the term and has amended the offending posts. However, the internet has receipts.
"Shannon has removed the hashtags and is deeply sorry for any offence she may have caused," the spokesperson said.
Shannon had a starring role in the first two episodes of Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins' season of The Bachelor Australia, which went to air this week. The 25-year-old, who hails from Melbourne, told the cameras she was "sh*tting her dacks" as she prepared to meet Badger for the first time. In episode two, she was the first person to land a single date.
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