The entire tone of the latest series of The Bachelorette US could be described thus: judgey judge judge judge slut shame.
If it’s not the suitors themselves disagreeing with 30-year-old Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s decisions about her own sex life, it’s the viewers.
The show’s puritanical insistence that sex before a proposal is “controversial” is so old-fashioned as to be laughable, but that doesn’t stop viewers insisting that Bristowe’s behaviour (sleeping with a MAN, before MARRIAGE!) is degrading the moral fibre of society.
For some reason, the host of The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison had Bristowe sit on a stage in front of a studio audience while he read out some of the tweets and messages that have been directed at her.
“You’re the worst bachelorette ever in history,” he read. “You’re a little whore so shut your little whore mouth. Hashtag slut.”
“You need to unspread you whore legs and shut your [bleeped] filthy diseased mouth and [bleeped] off.”
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An email: “I hope that fans break her spirit so that kids can see that whoring behaviour isn’t rewarded.”
Bristowe listened stoically while Harrison read these messages of hate, but the audience appeared visibly shocked.
“That was a mother, who said that to me. So to read those words… I feel like, my whole life I just try to get along with people, I try to see the best in people,” Bristowe responded.