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The Bachelorette's Jess feels sick over “despicable” behaviour as mayor of Noosa calls for his resignation

"That sort of misogynistic behaviour is just not on.”

By Jess Pullar
If you've been anything like us and watched The Bachelorette religiously this week, you'll likely know of a certain Jess Glasgow... and you'll even more likely have some rather strong opinions about him.
Indeed the councillor from Noosa has been slammed by watchers on social media after he made some crude remarks about Angie on the show.
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Twitter users called out his behaviour as "creepy" and "disgusting", while another said he was "everything we teach our sons not to be".
For context, Jess caused tongues to wag when he made some controversial comments in last night's episode - one controversial moment came while he was partaking in a photo shoot, where he was dressed as the backside of a horse and joked that Angie was going to "ride" him.
He later took things to another level when he remarked to Angie: "Don't mind me if I get some wandering fingers, alright?"
Jess' short-lived appearance on the show was very controversial. (Network Ten)
And while we can safely say pretty much all of Australia was less than okay with these statements, it seems none were more unimpressed by Jess's behaviour than the Mayor of Noosa himself, Tony Wellington.
Speaking on Nova 96.9's Fitzy & Wippa on Friday morning, Wellington said he was "most disappointed" in the behaviour of Jess.
"This is a rather extreme example of his behaviour... That sort of misogynistic behaviour is just not on".
He even continued to tell the hosts that he didn't see Jess having a future on his council, adding that he was "deeply upset".
"I spoke to him this morning and I told him my recommendation is that he resign from his position".
The Mayor of Noosa is not impressed with Jess... (Instagram)
Meanwhile, speaking on Hit105's Stav, Abby and Matt this morning, Jess mentioned that he had indeed spoken to the Mayor, but he would not be resigning.
"I respect Tony a lot... his job is to put the best interests of the people of Noosa at heart, and that's what he's done."
Jess then added: "I respect that, I'm not resigning, this is not me, we all make mistakes. this is just one day out of my whole political career in Noosa that I probably made the worst judgement ever and I'm not like this in my day to day life."
While on Fitzy & Wippa's show, Jess also shared an apology: "I sincerely apologise, I never meant those words to come out that way," he said, later adding: "I'm truly sorry, this is despicable behaviour from me" and "I feel sick."
He also added that Angie "deserves better than that".
"So does every woman."
We definitely can't argue with that...
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Predictably, contestants on the show were also shocked at Jess' behaviour.
"I don't think Angie realised how inappropriate Jesse was being," contestant Carlin Sterritt told the cameras.
"It's just not OK."
Twitter agreed, with one writing, "Well done boys for calling a creep a creep."
Angie, too, was having none of it, providing viewers with a glorious showdown where she gave Jess a piece of her mind.
"If there's anything in my entire life that I've been super sure of, is that I'd never allow a man to come in and f--- with my sisterhood. Never. I can't have that in my life," she said.
"I'm not here to muck around. I don't want to waste my time. You're not treating other woman nicely and I'm telling you, it infuriates me that I'm still standing here chatting to you."
She ended with a whopper that had literally everyone cheering: "If a man can't accept and respect what I am putting down, I'd rather be single for the rest of my life.
"I know my gut and after everything I've heard I don't believe a word that you say. I don't trust you and I'm sorry you're going to have to leave."

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