Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette was truly iconic. There was naked bungee jumping, dry humping in a sauna, and something with branches that I don't know the purpose of but am down for:
However, some people don't think women should have fun. If having to defend herself to the human version of slimy lettuce, Luke P., wasn't enough, Hannah is now also having to explain herself to a mass of online haters.
Firstly, her IG story...
On Monday night, Hannah’s said in her IG story, “during this episode, I always had my underwear on. My no-no square touched nobody else's no-no square."
So, a few things. Firstly, it is concerning that an adult woman uses the childish phrase “no-no square” (I would personally consider mine a yes-yes square if I was being strapped to Garrett).
Secondly, why is Hannah feeling the need to clarify? I mean, the producers took SO much time to show that the pair were “naked” - there were the black boxes, plus that long shot of Hannah’s bra in the river. Is Hannah trying to stop herself from getting more Luke P. style backlash by saying that she wasn’t actually naked? Scrolling through her IG comments, I can certainly see why this might be a fair concern:
It’s worth noting that Garrett hasn’t felt the need to explain himself on any of his social media. Repeat after me, people: Stop! Telling! Women! What! To! Do! With! Their! Bodies!
Then a whole post...
Then, Hannah followed up with a lengthy IG post where she really stands up to the haters. “I refuse to feel shame. I refuse to believe the lies and evil that flood my comments,” she begins, underneath an adorable pic of Hannah in a field of tulips (in case the Netherlands tag just wasn’t Dutch enough for you).
She then continues “it’s upsetting to get messages from Christians telling me I give Christians a bad name. I’ve lived my life for the world to see and judge and absolutely, I’m hot mess on a stick, I blew it a few times...but I refuse to believe I give Christians a bad name.”
Tyler C. also came to Hannah’s support via Twitter:
The things some people do to stay relevant... let our Queen live and let’s embrace her on this journey. Very few have a clue what it’s like to be in the leads shoes. Our Queen is imperfectly perfect like us all. Dont Christians claim that only god should do the judging-James 4:12 https://t.co/3hZFTGswk7- Tyler Cameron (@TylerJCameron3) June 26, 2019
Hannah absolutely shouldn’t feel any shame, which is why the very fact that this post had to be made is maddening. In the words of Hannah herself:
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