BACHELOR In Paradise fans slam show for airing a close up “CROTCH shot” of Thomas Jacobs for “too long” during his date with Serena Pitt.
On tonight’s explosive episode of the ABC Summer spinoff, the villain from Katie Thurston’s season showed up unannounced and stirred up drama within minutes at the Mexican resort.
Bachelor In Paradise villain Thomas Jacobs went on a date with fan-favorite Serena PittCredit: ABC
The show continued a zoomed in shot of Thomas’ crotch for several secondsCredit: ABC
As soon as Thomas, 28, arrived on the beach, the women immediately began to gush how “hot” he is and how “willing” they were to date him despite warnings from the other suitors.
The newest contestant began questioning the ladies present before he asked to go on a date with Serena.
Despite her romance with fan-favorite Joe Amabile, Serena agreed to the one-on-one and the pair went on a fun waterfront adventure.
They jet-skid and even startled a banana boat in the ocean when producers emphasized Thomas’ teeny-tiny pink shorts.
As Thomas was standing on one of their boats, a camera filmed a VERY closeup shot of his crotch area – which they left in the show for around 10 seconds.
Fans were taken aback by the risqué camera work and begged to know why the show decided to leave that in the final edit.
Next to a frightened hamster clutching to a cross, one person wrote: “That extended crotch shot though.”
“We saw minutes, not seconds, if groin footage,” another said.
A third begged the question: “Why did they feel the need to zoom in on thomas’s junk for 5 solid seconds?”
“Ok producers why did we have to see a crotch shot?” A fourth asked.
Another exclaimed: “NOT THE PRODUCERS AIRING THOMAS’ D FOR A FEW SECONDS TOO MANY!!!!”
“NOT THE CROTCH CAM OMG so uncomfortable,” a viewer tweeted.
Thomas was the root of much of the drama from Katie’s season of The Bachelorette as he proclaimed on the show he had thought about becoming the next Bachelor.
The men in the house immediately labeled him as joining for the “wrong reasons” and Katie furiously sent him home.