The Bachelor Australia star Jimmy Nicholson has been called for his insensitive post on the Seaworld tragedy.
Reality stars Jimmy Nicholson and Holly Kingston from The Bachelor have been slammed for their insensitive posts on the Seaworld crash.
On January 2nd, four people died after two helicopters collided near Seaworld on the Gold Coast.
Shortly after, The Bachelor star Jimmy Nicholson went on Instagram to demonstrate how one shouldn’t react in the event of a tragedy. In his story, Nicholson recounted how he’d once been on a Seaworld chopper himself.
“Tragic to hear the news of the Seaworld helicopter crash. We were incredibly impressed with the fabulous, knowledgeable team we met during our experience there last year,” Nicholson wrote. “Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.”
Nicholson’s Seaworld visit was apparently part of a branded deal with Gold Coast tourism, according to a post from Holly Kingston’s account earlier in 2022.
Nicholson isn’t the only star being slammed for their response to the incident. Soon after the incident, Big Brother star Skye Wheatley posted a video of the crashed helicopters on her Instagram, presumably filmed on her own phone.
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An Instagram influencer update account later posted a screenshot of the post, along with Wheatley’s caption: “Guys a helicopter just crashed right on that sandbank. Three people have died and two people are severely injured.”
The video also zooms into the crash site, with Wheatley further adding: “RIP that is so sad.”
Wheatley’s post sparked massive backlash for a lack of empathy. “It shows such a clear lack of empathy that the first thing you would think to do when seeing an accident is pull your phone out and record to show people you saw it,” one comment read.
Wheatley then followed the video with a lengthy statement, in which she claimed she would be stepping away from social media ‘counting her blessings and want to be present with family’.
“It really makes you take a step back and realise how lucky we are to wake up each day ALIVE. Love you all!! Go give your loved ones a big kiss and cuddle,” she wrote. Hours later, however, she posted a pictures of her two children.
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