CLEO Bachelor hopeful Ash Williams has dumped his promise to eat Dave Hughes’ newborn baby’s poo on toast, after a backlash from his Twitter followers yesterday.
On Monday morning, Ash said he would munch down a couple of pieces of toast spread with the fecal matter of 10-day old Sadie May Hughes in exchange for two tweets from Hughesy and a mention on The 7pm Project to promote his CLEO Bachelor of the Year campaign.
“Anything for a vote,” was his motto at the time. But by today, Ash had changed his tune.
“I’m putting my foot down, it’s been a very, very strong campaign (but) I lost 45 followers on my Twitter yesterday which is big for me, I can’t afford that,” he said.
“I would be that guy for life, the guy that ate crap.”
Ash made this realisation after being bombarded with tweets from disgusted followers.
“I don't know about anyone else but I don't find a bachelor 'eligible' if he wants to eat poo,” tweeted @ivory_ebony
And from @libtrent: “If you eat poo I will vote 100 times for every other bachelor but you, so gross.”
By Tuesday morning, Ash was blaming Hughesy for getting him into it in the first place.
“This is all Dave Hughes’s work, he is a sick man, and he came up with this yesterday,” Ash said. “I am a bit of a yes man so I thought ‘sure why not’ but the people have said no.”
Just 24 hours remains in Ash’s campaign to become CLEO Bachelor of the Year. He has spent the last three weeks doing almost whatever it takes to get people to vote for him, most of which has been done wearing nothing but tiny gold hot pants.