I thought it would be interesting to get your take on the fake twitter account set up for Emily. It’s actually pretty “creepy” (as Brad puts it), when you scroll through all of the tweets, twitpics etc. How would someone have access to pictures of her daughter? If anyone would know, Reality Steve would.
Comment: Yes, it is pretty creepy but not the least bit surprising. People have a lot of time on their hands apparently and talking on message boards and creating fake twitter accounts for other people I guess is entertaining to them. No idea why this is, but I know it exists. What do you think is more “creepy”: Someone creating a fake Twitter account for Emily pretending to be her, or, people who anonymously send posts back and forth to each other every day for months talking about this show and everything involved? The latter scares the crap out of me. Those people shouldn’t be able to reproduce.
On that note, I was informed last night by an emailer that a very prominent message board has been shut down for the upcoming season of the “Bachelorette”. Uh oh. Suicide watch might want to be on now. I don’t know how some of these people are going to survive anymore. I take great pleasure in knowing that my site probably contributed at least a little to that board getting shut down considering they loved to talk about me over there. But seriously, I’m worried for those people. Keep all sharp objects, ropes, stools, and shower rods away from them. God knows what they’re feeling now that they can’t anonymously post back and forth all day about how much they hate me. Good riddance. They were dragging society down anyway.
Does the F2 get to fly home with anyone? Do they have any support after they are rejected from a friend, family member, or even their handler? That is quite a long flight to sit heartbroken by yourself.
Comment: I believe they fly back with their handler to the states, then fly home from there by themselves. As for the therapist, I know the show has one for anyone who has emotional trauma or whatever from this awful experience, but I guess it’s up to each individuals discretion if they want to use them.
(This has easily been the #1 question that has been asked to me in the last week. Easily got 20-30 emails asking this question in some fashion)
Love your site!
I’m confused about something though. On your March 8 column, you said they were taping ATFR that day. Who are the audience members? If no one is supposed to know who he picked then how do they tape ATFR prior to the showing of the final episode with a room full of audience members?
Comment: The audience in attendance for the WTA and ATFR tapings have to sign confidentiality agreements saying they will not disclose what they saw. So yes, they see things before everyone else, but their contract states they can’t tell anyone. Whether they choose to obey that contract is completely up to them.
Why do you think they recast for Ashley H once Chantal supposedly turned down the offer to be the bachelorette? You said the show never do casting specifically based on the lead’s preference.
Comment: Well, here’s my take on that. When I told you I had three guys who made final casting of this season’s “Bachelorette” and all of them told me “I got a call saying they were going in a different direction”, I honestly just think that’s a line they’re fed by producers as an excuse to just say “We didn’t choose you”. Maybe they don’t want them to feel bad, I don’t know. I mean, just looking at both Ashley and Chantal, it’s not like they’re so completely polar opposites that you’d have to do this massive change in casting. So I think it was just a line they are fed. Kinda like when you dump someone and say, “It’s not you, it’s me”, when in reality you mean “It’s definitely you”.
I guess this is a good gig for you, but I can’t believe people would invest their time in watching the show and not want to enjoy the journey by reading your stuff. I know a girl who revealed the winner twice to me, I was pissed off. She reveled in telling me – I guess similar to what you do. I will continue ignoring you.
Comment: Did someone just take the time to email me to tell me they’re going to ignore me? Uhhhhhh, ok. Whatever floats your boat. You’ll be back next season. I guarantee it.