ABC’s ‘Bachelorette’ Is Brutally Slut-Shamed For Having Sex On Twitter And This Shit Need To Stop, America
Look, we rarely blog about ABC’s hit franchise The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. But we have in the past and I think this post is important for the sake of human decency and advocacy right now. A few weeks ago John Oliver had a wonderful rant about the stupid, mouth-breathing Internet trolls who threaten, slut-shame, and cyberbully women online. Particularly celebrity women and women in the media.
Last night’s episode of the The Bachelorette illustrated just how rampant cyberbullying has become. 29-year-old bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe was subjected to a brutal series of slut-shaming tweets after she made the choice to have sex with one of the contestants, Nick Viall. In other words, a consenting adult had casual sex with another consenting adult and is now receiving death threats over a perfectly normal adult decision.
Here are some of the tweets she’s received:
Holy shit. What is wrong with you, Internet? Pent up sexual frustration much? Fortunately, the dude she slept with, Viall, responded on Twitter that this sort of bullshit double-standard needs to stop. That’s the definition of a Bro move…
Kaitlyn showed a lot of courage by admitting 2 having sex on national TV knowing that she will be unfairly judged by some. #TheBachelorette
— Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) June 23, 2015
Be less terrible, Internet.
[H/T: Business Insider]