Georgia Love apologises for posting ‘offensive’ video


Georgia Love apologises for posting ‘offensive’ video of a cat sitting in the window of an Asian restaurant captioned ‘shop attendant or lunch?’


Georgia Love has issued an apology after posting an ‘offensive’ Instagram Story video on Monday. 

The Bachelorette star sparked backlash by uploading a video of herself filming a cat sitting in the window of an Asian restaurant in Melbourne.

Filming the cat as she approached the eatery, the Channel Seven newsreader wrote: ‘Shop attendant or lunch?! [shocked emoji, crying-laughing emoji].’ 

Sorry: Georgia Love (pictured) has apologised for posting ‘offensive’ video of a cat sitting in the window of an Asian restaurant captioned ‘shop attendant or lunch?”

Georgia, who has since deleted the video, returned to Instagram with a heartfelt apology post.  

‘Earlier I posed a video of a cat in a restaurant window. I meant for this to be a joke about an animal being in a restaurant at lunch service time,’ she began.

‘I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive.’  

Outing: The Bachelorette star sparked backlash by uploading a video of herself filming a cat sitting in the window of an Asian restaurant in Melbourne

Outing: The Bachelorette star sparked backlash by uploading a video of herself filming a cat sitting in the window of an Asian restaurant in Melbourne

Hmm: Filming the cat as she approached the eatery, Georgia wrote: 'Shop attendant or lunch?! [shocked emoji, crying-laughing emoji]'

Hmm: Filming the cat as she approached the eatery, Georgia wrote: ‘Shop attendant or lunch?! [shocked emoji, crying-laughing emoji]’  

Apology: Georgia, who has since deleted the video, returned to Instagram with a heartfelt apology post

Apology: Georgia, who has since deleted the video, returned to Instagram with a heartfelt apology post

‘I sincerely apologise for the oversight and offence I have caused. Thank you to those who called me out. This is what we need to make sure we are all accountable and do better,’ she continued. 

‘Again, I aplogise from the bottom of my heart for the offence caused,’ the journalist concluded. 

Georgia’s video and subsequent apology was also featured on Australian influencer watchdog account Aussie Influencer Opinions.  

Setting the record straight:  'I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive,' she wrote

Setting the record straight:  ‘I meant absolutely no insinuation about the type of animal nor the type of restaurant, but I see that my post did not come across like that and was offensive,’ she wrote 

Weighing in on the saga, Feminist commentator Clementine Ford commented on Georgia’s re-posted apology: ‘It’s asking for a lot of suspended disbelief to think someone who works in the media wouldn’t be aware of the… connotations being made here.’ 

‘And if she’s not – and has somehow managed to bypass even being aware of the #stopasianhate movement – it confirms again how low Australia sets the bar for people to be given high profile jobs in TV media, and just how insular they are allowed to be.’ 

Feminist commentator Clementine Ford (pictured) said of Georgia's apology: 'It's asking for a lot of suspended disbelief to think someone who works in the media wouldn't be aware of the... connotations being made here'

Pictured: Georgia Love

Feminist commentator Clementine Ford (left) said of Georgia’s (right) apology: ‘It’s asking for a lot of suspended disbelief to think someone who works in the media wouldn’t be aware of the… connotations being made here’

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