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Bachelorette Australia's Bill Goldsmith caught up in racist scandal

Shocking Facebook post show another side to Bachelorette front-runner Bill Goldsmith.

By Anita Lyons
The Bachelorette Australia contestant and front-runner, Bill Goldsmith, is in hot water after a series of old Facebook posts have been unearthed by the Daily Mail Australia.
During the Lindt Cafe siege in 2014 in Sydney's Martin Place, the 31-year-old plumber, who was living in Melbourne at the time, took to his account to express his distaste at the events.
"I'm finding it so hard not to be racist, after all this stuff in Sydney," he penned online back in 2014.
It didn't take long for his friends to clap back at his status.
"If a white male Australian / American / British Christian did it, would you still be thinking racist?" one user asked.
Bill Goldsmith is in hot water after the Daily Mail uncovered old, racially-charged Facebook comments.
Bill then went on to claim that "99 per cent of terrorists are Muslims, religion in a whole is a crock of sh--. It's just a way to brainwash ppl into giving them money and get tax exemptions from the government [sic]."
They added: "I live in a Muslim/Arabic country, so you would think with the majority of people here being of that culture and religion there would be more of a chance of that s--t happening here. But no, everything besides the driving is pretty peaceful."
Bill on the set of The Bachelorette with Ali Oetjen. (Source: Instagram)
"I never said I hated them," Bill responded. "None of that s--t happens over there because they don't like killing their own! They like making a statement against the western world!"
As the debate rolled on, the plumber turned his attentions to the Sydney siege gunman, Man Haron Monis, who held hostage eighteen people at the Lindt Cafe.
"He was a self confessed Muslim shake [sic] or however the f--- [you] say it."
WATCH: Bill and Ali kiss at the cocktail part. Post continues...
"Australia's justice system has a lot to answer for too!," he added. "The bloke was on bail for 40 counts of sexual assault and murder!"
"Religion brainwashes [people] into killing other [people]... It's not the first time a Muslim terrorist has done bad s - - -t".
While the post has since been deleted, Daily Mail obtained screenshots of the exchange.
When Now to Love reached out for comment, a Network Ten spokesperson said: "Bill has deleted the post and is extremely sorry for any offence he may have caused."