Bachelor in Paradise fans slam Victoria Larson for 'cultural appropriation' after the 'Goddess' wears bindi on premiere

VICTORIA Larson faced backlash for "cultural appropriation" after she wore a bindi during the show's premiere.

The Bachelor in Paradise star has been deemed "unrecognizable" by fans after changing her look for the new season.

Victoria, 28, was been slammed by fans for wearing a bindi on her forehead during the show's premiere on Monday night as they accused her of "cultural appropriation."

The reality star made the transition from the "Queen" of the Bachelor franchise to the self-proclaimed "Goddess" as she posed in a huge gold crown during the first episode.

The TV personality ditched her tiara for a bigger headpiece as she lay in a white bikini and robe amidst a throne of ropes.

In a zoomed-in clip, viewers watched as Victoria sported a bindi, traditional Hindu religious decor, on her forehead.

Several took to Twitter to rip her for the mishap, one writing: "Victoria wearing a bindi on #bachelorinparadise ok I guess we're bringing the cultural appropriation from Coachella this season."

"Yes because all that was left for Victoria to conquer was appropriation," a second agreed.

Others simply ranted their negative opinions about the TV star, who earned the title of "villain" during Matt James' season of The Bachelor.

"I hate Victoria so much it’s insane #BachelorInParadise," one admitted.

"Omg… not trashbag Victoria on #BachelorInParadise," a second scathed while a third contributed: "Hate to break it to you, Victoria, but you aren’t a goddess. #BachelorInParadise."


Victoria starred in season 25 of The Bachelor, but was sent home during episode six after she was accused of bullying other contestants.

Prior to her first episode on the franchise, influencer Serena Kerrigan revealed that she had given Victoria confidence training on social media.

Serena has referred to herself as the "queen of confidence," leading Victoria to adopt a similar mantra.

"I think it's safe to say she really took my 'act like a queen' advice seriously," the coach revealed on Twitter.


Prior to the season premiere, Victoria clapped back at "haters" commentary about her "different" looks in her promo photo.

The New York native posted a TikTok captioned: "To everyone hating on my new look."

"Hit ’em with a plot twist anytime you want, sis. It’s your life and shout-out to my Botox girl. I looked good both ways. Don’t get it twisted," she said in the clip.

Later, the controversial star hopped on Instagram to press her point further, saying: "Guys, it’s called sleep. And not having a swollen eye; yes, I got my lips done but they’re also overlined in that photo.

"Going on the Bachelor straight from covid and the pandemic, my priorities honestly were not wrapped around external beauty.

'I’ve gotten to focus on both internal and external beauty since then and would appreciate the hateful, hypocritical comments about my appearance and ‘behavior’ while on a tv show to cease."


She added: "Plus, I was always beautiful so don’t always judge someone from one season.”

Earlier this summer a Reddit user revealed that Victoria hosts an OnlyFans account where she charges fans $14.99 a month for exclusive content.

Victoria's account held the name "Vikki" with the description, "Queen of many things."

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