Big Brother’s Big Proposal

Last night’s finale of Australian Big Brother saw a rare television moment when the winner of the reality competition Ben proposed to his boyfriend on the live national broadcast. Within minutes the statement had a strong impact on Twitter with a number of marriage equality hashtags flooding the social media service:


Though the contestant hasn’t been without criticism, have Channel 9 indadvertedly become champions for marriage equality? Or has it been blown out of proportion? Was it a TV moment with real impact or a shallow gesture? Let us know your thoughts.