Monday night I watched The Bachelorette with my little brother. For the second episode in a row, I thought I would throw up in my mouth. Normally I would not post about this, but I am still disturbed by this 2 days later. Forgive me if I ramble. One word: Bentley.
Image from ABC.com. I changed it a little. He he he.
Guys like this make me fear for my daughters and wonder how the hell he is the father of a 2 year old little girl. This man went on this show planning on screwing with Ashley (the Bachelorette’s) heart. As soon as she admitted she was falling for him and that him leaving would break her heart – he left. With a smirk on his face he said it was time to make her cry.
He left a trail of nastiness behind. Nasty nuggets about the possibility to marry Ashley like “I’d rather go swimming in pee.” This dude knows that Ashley is falling in love with him and he giggles in his interviews, mocking her and saying “this is fun and games for me.” He calls her an ugly duckling, he mocks her tears and reveals that he thinks all tears are annoying. He literally laughs while revealing that he knows he will make her cry and then wonders if his hair looks good. I could go on and on. Every time this jackass opened his mouth to the cameras and not to Ashley, he was a total douche bag.
What is the absolute worst? He leaves her claiming to miss his daughter and continues to pretend he has feelings for her while telling the camera she was the kind of girl he might hook up with. This is where I nearly puked. He said, let’s not end this with a period. It’s a dot dot dot. Gag me with a dude. He still wants her to love him! What a total loser.
I was far from speechless as I imagined his little girl one day seeing the things her daddy said about a woman. His complete lack of sincerity or concern for another person were despicable. How can he be a role model (not that all parents are) to his child?
I honestly thought the producers should have stopped him from continuing when they saw his interviews. Ratings shmatings – this guy should have been booted. All of America would have watched them boot him with pleasure and poor Ashley would not be left in dot dot dot limbo. She would have had the option to tell him what a jerk he is. She would have closure.
This young lady will see these tapes and know that the man she thought she loved would have preferred the blond haired, well endowed Emily. She will hear him ranking a pool full of piss above marriage to her. I have no doubt it will devastate her.
The craziest thing is that there is a woman somewhere who has big enough boobs and a pretty enough face to be acceptable to this guy and she will date him for the celebrity factor, ignoring his MAJOR flaws. Like, a TOTAL lack of respect for women.
I know this is reality T.V. but I don’t think Ashley signed up for this. And I don’t think she deserved to be kept in the dark.
I have a son. I don’t care if he is 10 or 15 or 35. If he ever pulled shit like this I would call that poor girl myself and I would have words so strong for my son. Some people say when raising daughters they are trying to keep them off the pole. You don’t hear a lot of people comment on the biggest fears raising boys. This is mine. If I raise a dirt bag towards women, I will have failed.
What did you think? Should they have let him go on or should they have stopped it? And let’s go – what are your bets for time until he has some silly chick on his arm and is plastered all over magazines? I don’t give it very long at all. I bet we start seeing it within a week of that After the Final Rose show.
Yuck. I just got nauseous again.