'Bachelorette' Producers Accused of "Slut-Shaming" Kaitlyn Bristowe

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Kaitlyn Bristowe

In a preview video following the show's two-part premiere, Bristowe admits to having slept with one of her suitors.

The Bachelorette announced its leading lady, Kaitlyn Bristowe, following the show's two-part premiere on Tuesday, but more shocking than Bristowe's win against Britt Nilsson was what social media has deemed a 4-minute-long "slut-shaming" teaser for the upcoming season.

The dramatic season preview shows Bristowe breaking down after admitting to having slept with one of her suitors. "I don't understand; it just happened," she says in the clip. "I don't think I'm a bad person, I'm not ashamed of myself, but I do have other relationships, and one of those relationships went too far, too fast. ... I made a huge mistake."

Ian, one of the show's 25 contestants, tells Bristowe, "I don't question his intentions; I question your intentions. I feel like you're here to make out with a bunch of dudes on TV."

Viewers took to Twitter to lash out at the show's portrayal of Bristowe, accusing producers of "slut-shaming" the new Bachelorette for her decision. Read some of the reactions below.

ABC and Next Productions didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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