No One Online Will Put Up With Abbie Being the Subject of Another Bachie "Villain" Storyline
Last year on The Bachelor, she was unapologetically sexual, confident and outwardly interested in Matt Agnew, which led some of the other women on the show — and people across Australia — to slut-shame her.
Many were hoping that narrative, where a young woman in touch with her desires and needs, becomes the so-called "villain", the "wh*re" next to Chelsie McLeod's "Madonna", would not be replayed on Bachelor in Paradise this season.
But, like last year, she was quickly bullied by the other women, who, when Ciarran Stott seemed interested in Cass Mamone, not Abbie, relished the idea that she couldn't use her "feminine wiles" this time to catch his attention.
This year though, fans weren't on board with this storyline, instead pointing out that Abbie had done nothing wrong here — she'd simply been upfront about her interest in someone on a dating show. It's not as if she talked about being "loyal" to a friend and then proceeded to flirt heavily with her ex . . .
Is it so much to ask that the show doesn't eke out all the possible nastiness from two women liking the same man? *sigh*
It's so nice to see people coming out so strongly in support of someone who, by all accounts, had a rough time on Bachie last year.
Scroll on to see the people praising Abbie this year, and recognising how susceptible we were to last year's edit: