Something a little bit peculiar happened this week.
All of a sudden, it’s dirty to wonder about the state of Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy’s relationship.
You see, after days of being genuinely perplexed by The Bachelorette finale, after the likes of Kate Langbroek and Meshel Laurie got deliciously candid, and after Mamamia published one of our most widely-read stories of the entire year, things… changed.
It’s a shame, because between 9:15pm on Thursday and 9am on Sunday morning, we were existing in a unified country. Asking the question “are they, or aren’t they?” felt like our nation was committed to solving a very important riddle. It felt like, in the midst of the absolutely pointless same-sex marriage vote, we were actually ACHIEVING SOMETHING dammit. Finally, our hearts and minds were one. And then, abruptly, cruelly, heartbreakingly, our country was wedged in two.
You see, a lady by the name of Jan had arrived (on Sophie’s Instagram account) to share her opinion on all our tiresome investigative work.
“I think it’s inappropriate what they’re saying,” Jan said.