Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe is weighing in on ABC’s choice of Hannah Brown for the next Bachelorette.
“This world that we live in, of Bachelors, Bachelorettes, it’s always, your ‘All-American Hero,’ your ‘All-American Sweetheart,’ the ‘Girl Next Door.’ It’s always like, the same cookie-cutter. Hannah B, to me, is deprecating,” Kaitlyn said on her Off the Vine podcast.
“She’s like, she’s got like this right amount of insecurities, she’s awkward, but it’s her. Like, I don’t feel like she’s faking that. People are giving her s–t, they’re being so mean to her, saying ‘She smiles too much,’ I’m like, really? That’s what you’re gonna pick her apart for? Smiling too much? What a psychopath! Stop smiling, you psycho!”
“This is going to help her grow, this is going to help her realize who she is and come into herself and we need to support her along that journey, because it’s gonna be a beautiful thing. And we can turn it into her being an actual, like, you know, ‘pageant nightmare’ if we’re all hard on her and trolling her. If we support her, it can be a beautiful thing.”
“And I am so sick of little…trolls on the Internet, just jealous of…God damn, she’s just being herself! People are like, ‘She’s so awkward.’ I’m like, ‘Of course she was. She just got thrown into being the Bachelorette, she’s not used to being on TV—so what if she does pageants?—and all of a sudden, she meets five guys that could be her potential husband and she loses her words. You would too, bitch. God, I get fired up.”
“I’m like, God, what are people not just rooting for people’s happiness?” she said. “I’m so sorry that she was chosen as the Bachelorette and you don’t like her for these reasons that don’t make any sense to me, but give her a god damn chance.”