I didn’t watch The Bachelor last night, or any night of the last season for that matter (except for Hamish Blake acting as a toddler on a date because, let’s be honest, Hamish is a legend).
I did, however, see the results all over social media within a matter of minutes of Alex being revealed as the winner of Richie’s heart, and with that I saw some of the possibly worst comments I have EVER seen both on, and offline.
REGARDLESS of who you wanted to win, REGARDLESS of why you didn’t like one of the Bachelorettes, REGARDLESS of your opinion on the finale, THERE IS NO REASON to be talking like the way some people are online.
YOU do not say that someone is the worst man in Australia for choosing one girl over another.
YOU DO NOT HOPE that it hails on their wedding day, just because you didn’t like the decision Richie made.
YOU DO NOT CALL a woman (or man) who you do not know a “brain dead fame digger”. YOU DO NOT LIKEN a couple you’ve never met, and probably never will, to a “dumbf*ck and a potato”.
It simply isn’t nice. I am sure that all of you saying these things are all pro antibullying when you are asked face to face, or on a medium which gives you more of an identity and yet you have the audacity to get on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and leave a mark in the form of such horrible, rude comments.
I honestly thought that we as a society were getting past the world of cyberbullying, and that’s exactly what it is. Call it leaving your own opinion, call it speaking your mind, but these comments are the words of CYBERBULLIES.
There is a difference with leaving comments as harrowing as these and leaving your opinion in a polite, acceptable manner. I’ll always remember a rule we had at primary school and perhaps a few more people can try to live by it, too and that is to treat others the way that you would like to be treated. You cannot tell me that you would enjoy reading these comments being made towards you, would you?
If you thought that Nikki should’ve won The Bachelor Australia, great. Likewise, if you’re glad that Alex was the winner, and is now dating Richie, that’s cool too. But how about just being “cool bananas” that a show you’ve presumably enjoyed from the get go has finished with a happy ending, and a guy who you were probably swooning over every night is happy? I honestly think that that’s what you should take from this (and any) television show, not such an unnecessary hatred for two complete strangers.