The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew has indirectly come to ex Abbie Chatfield‘s defence with an Instagram post discrediting “jokes” about sexual assault.
The show of solidarity came after Abbie called out a controversial joke from comedian Nikki Osborne which referenced the current discussion surrounding Australia’s vaccine mandates.
Nikki posted a meme that read “the original ‘no jab no job'” alongside an image of Lindsay Lohan and convicted sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein.
Let’s just say Abbie, who loyally advocated for sexual assault survivors, had a lot to say.
“Imagine as a female in the industry thinking it’s funny to make fun of sexual assault and rape victims. Imagine being in this f***ing industry and thinking that’s funny,” she said on her Instagram story.
The 26-year-old reality star then clashed with former Married at First Sight contestant Ryan Gallagher, who defended the comedian and her distasteful comments.
Matt Agnew’s Response To Nikki Osborne’s Post
After Abbie’s public back and forth with Ryan and Nikki over the insensitive post, Matt addressed the issue with his own informative post.
The series of slides began with a trigger warning for sexual abuse and assault.
“Nikki Osborne has put out into the world very publicly a joke, and I think it is of paramount importance to address some enormous issues with said ‘joke’,” Matt penned.
In the three-slide statement, the astrophysicist discussed the importance of men contributing to change towards the stigma and normalisation of rape jokes. He then added a quote about what is accepted as “humour” in the social sphere.
Under the post, Abbie penned: “Perfect wording as per. An ally.”
Could this be a sign that Abbie and Matt have been chatting about world issues (among other things) in their DMs? Only time will tell!
Abbie Chatfield Defends Friendship With Matt Agnew
“Saw you sneaking into [Abbie’s] IG. She’s pretty wild, but on point if you are into threesomes and stuff?” the user wrote under one of Matt’s posts.
Abbie was quick to note that the pair already know each other.
“Unsure if you know but Matt and I have met before. Once or twice,” she said. “[It] isn’t really sneaking when we have known each other publicly since I was 23 hey.”
Matt Angew And Abbie Chatfield Have Been Chatting For A While
When the 2015 Bachelorette defended her right to be unvaccinated, Matt took to his socials to “discuss and challenge a few points” that she had made. Abbie then shared his post to her Instagram story.
“Yeah, I am pretty sure Abbie and Matt have been talking since that Insta post,” our source claimed.
“Matt slid into her DMs when she shared it to say thank you for the support and they started chatting from there. I wouldn’t be surprised if they got back together, it’s definitely not off the cards – at least for Abbie.”
Host Megan Pustetto also deduced that Matt’s post was the catalyst in the pair following each other on Instagram. It was the first time the pair had publicly engaged online since Matt dumped Abbie during The Bachelor 2019 finale.
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