Reader Emails

“Reader Emails,” the Garrett Controversy Goes Mainstream, & “The Proposal”

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I know you mentioned that you aren’t too savvy with instagram but it would make sense that if someone decide to delete their ig account, their likes will be removed, right? like for example, jim liked bob’s post and his username will appear on the list of likes. jim then delete his account, his username should be disappear from the list??

Comment: Yes. Garrett’s likes under his old IG account of garrett_yrigs12 no longer show him as liking those pics on the mericasupplyco IG account bc the account has been deleted. At least for me it doesn’t. I went to all those posts he liked yesterday on IG, ran down the list of likes and garrett_yrigs12 wasn’t in any of them. But apparently if you were following garrett_yrigs12 before he deleted it (I never did), it still might show it for you. But there are definitely screen shots and other things to prove his account did like those as of 4 days ago. Now the question is to find out why. And we won’t know that until Garrett speaks.
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Steve,

You were quite emphatic last season when you said that Arie would never marry the girl he picked, and I agreed with you. But now Arie has bought a pricey new house in Scottsdale, and he’s already paid for an expensive wedding venue in Maui. I wanted to get your thoughts on whether you now believe that Arie will actually marry Lauren? If they walk down the aisle Jan. 12, 2019, that’s when I’ll believe it. Just like I have for every other couple.

My second question is why is Arie so compelled to tweet out every event that occurs in his and Lauren’s life every other day? I don’t think we’ve ever seen a lead of this show do that.

Comment: Why? Because they feel they have something to prove to everyone who doubts them. There’s really no other reason why.

However, they are not alone in this. Uhhhhh, Ashley and Jared come to mind? Plenty of couples from this franchise document every 4 seconds their together, so I wouldn’t just pin this on Arie and Lauren. It’s what some of these people do. I don’t get it because I’m just not that public of a person. But different strokes for different folks I guess. Just know it’s VERY common in Bachelor Nation for the couples to do that.
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Hi Steve. Some questions for your next column:

1) Was Becca’s season the “Becca with Garrett AND Becca with Blake Show” or just the “Becca and Garrett Show” during filming? Garrett is obviously someone she had goo-goo ga-ga eyes for from night one. She made that pretty clear in the first episode. Blake is the other guy she falls in love with this season. She just doesn’t tell him she loves him as far as I know.

2) How much (ballpark figure) do you think TMZ paid the informant for those finale pics? (btw Weird that TMZ couldn’t figure out who he was). Couple thousand would be my guess, but I honestly have no idea.

3) How is Meredith feeling about the reaction to her podcast? I think she’s a little bothered by the attacks on people thinking she was drunk or drinking during the podcast (which she says she wasn’t), but she feels 100% relieved the story has gotten out and it’s off her chest. It’s been bothering her for a while and she said she really is happy she told it.

4) More of a comment: you mentioned there’s no way to know why Lauren said “a line was crossed” re the GQ interview. I think the article indicated that the line was that the interviewer talked to Lauren and brought up the finale where Becca said that Lauren wasn’t strong or equal with Arie and how did she (Lauren) feel about those comments. The writer basically said that right after that she got the text from Arie that Lauren had been unhappy with that and they would not continue the interview process. I didn’t read it that way as the “crossing the line” part, but you could be right. However, IF that is the line she was talking about, then she’s going to miserable forever if THAT is what she considered crossing the line. Or there’s other stuff that went along with that line of questioning we don’t know about yet.

5) Do you think Arie and Lauren will make it to a wedding, now that they’ve set a date and picked a venue? Have you heard anything about whether Arie has been able to be faithful so far. Haven’t heard anything. Moved on. When they walk down the aisle is when I’ll believe it.

6. Lastly just a comment/observation. I noticed Arie’s story about why he did the breakup with Becca on air has changed several times. First it was so that people would see the breakup was on him — then it was so she could be the bachelorette — and most recently it was because production pushed him to do it that way. I had always wanted to think the best of Arie, despite the contrary evidence, but I’m not impressed.

Regards.

Comment: Nor should you be.
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Hi Steve:

This might be too late for your column this week but the question just came to me.

I believe you reported during Winter Games spoilers that Ashley I lost her virginity to Kevin. Is that still an accurate statement? Yup. Unless she was lying to people.

If that is true, it makes the whole Ashley I and Jared relationship thing so weird to me! I’m happy they are together & in love – but it is all so odd. From what you reported, she was openly sharing that information with people after Winter Games, but as soon as Jared showed interest, she wanted to keep it quiet? Do you think her and Jared would have gotten back together had she not lost her virginity first? Who knows? They are so not on my radar of things/couples that interest me in this franchise. If they’re together, great. Have at it. I just don’t care enough about them to follow anything they do.

Thanks for entertaining!

PS – did you see Caroline Lunny’s tweet during the premiere? She tweeted “he who shall not be named is the worst person. I reallllyyyy can’t stand him” – any idea who she was referring to? After everything came out about Garrett, it made me wonder if that’s who she was talking about.

Comment: I didn’t see the tweet and at what point during the show she sent the tweet, so I don’t know who she’s talking about. But I’m guessing it wouldn’t be too far fetched to think it was Garrett. Don’t know for sure though.
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Hi!

Just my observations.

1. What was up with Jason Tartick’s slicked back hair? Too much gel! He looks like an extra for the Sopranos. Certainly is not a style you see much nowadays.

2. How did Joe the grocery store guy not get past night one???? He’s on BIP this year, right? Looks like he will be the sought after guy based on Twitter. And Chris Harrison’s tweet about him.

3. How did Kendall and Leo meet? Is it super casual? Will they acknowledge meeting each other on BIP? They’d be lying if they didn’t. How they’d meet? I’m sure through DM. How do any of them meet? And those two both live in LA.

4. I read the article detailing Lauren and Arie’s “relationship.” OMG the douchebag is full of himself. What did the reporter do to upset Little Lauren? Tell her things he’s lied to her about regarding the final rose ceremony or sleeping with both? Arie and Lauren are so dull. They’re meant to be. It certainly was an interesting read. One that made me scratch my head or roll my eyes, once or a thousand times.

5. Regarding the whole Garrett Y Instagram scandal. Hello, it’s probably manufactured. Do you or anyone really believe the producers didn’t catch wind to this after combing through his activity for a guy that was destined to go far after the Lee controversy and he was only there to stir the pot, not go far. He was designed for the 2-1, anyway, but they definitely didn’t like the garbage he posted after they found out. Come on, Garrett was what the producers on Unreal would call a “wifey” (for the bachelor seasons or husband material for the bachelorette). After Lee, plus the extensive background checks, everyone desiring Becca to get a happy ending, there is NO WAY they didn’t look through IG and FB and everything with a fine toothed comb. Those posts he “liked” weren’t there. I don’t buy it. This doesn’t seem real. There’s no way that garbage jives with the guy he really does appear to come across as and everything else known about him nor is Becca picking a guy that radiates that kind of hate. I don’t believe it’s him that posted. It’s too odd, timing is off, someone obviously dislikes him for any possible reason and that doesn’t make him a transphobic, homophobic, racist, misogynist, gun toting conspriacy theorist loving Trumper! Do I know for a fact he’s a wonderful dude? No. Do I have any reason to believe he’s a total POS? No. We don’t know anything, except I know it’s easy to hack anyone and this controversy stinks. Something does not make sense. I don’t judge other people and no one would like it if trolls on social media and the press did it back to them. I don’t care if he likes hunting, guns, whatever. So what, I’m not for it, but the fact is that is all we know is that he enjoys hunting, etc and nature activities. He’s an outdoorsman and Becca digs that. Not my cup of tea, but that’s it. Anyway, he’s cute, so we don’t know much except his career background, looks, education and what he showed Becca. He has a nice personality on the show, not fake, and that doesn’t jive with racist, homophobic, transphobic, conspiracy theory loving misogynist. That’s my opinion, anyway.

Keep up the great work on the website.

Comment: I think you should listen to the podcast tomorrow.
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My only question is how I can turn “Metrosexual Douchecanoe” into a game where I trick people into saying that.

Comment: I was pretty proud of that one. It’s impossible to take someone like that seriously. So I don’t.
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Hi!

I’m sure you’ve gotten a million emails regarding Garrett these past couple of days but after reading your column today, I just have to wonder why you think this is more a common decency problem than political? Not saying all, but most Republicans hold these views. A lot don’t express it so hatefully or express it like in those memes, but they oppose gay marriage, most are NRA supporters, etc. and all those memes he likes showed me that he falls under those views. I read that you want to hear from him first before casting judgement, but who’s to say he won’t lie about it? In this particular time, it’s not okay to hold those views and have a platform so I’m not sure he’d openly admit to liking those and trying to find a way to say he doesn’t hold those views, you know? Personally, whatever he does come out and say, if he denies it or tries to spin it in some way, I won’t believe it. The four main ones he liked had nothing to do with guns or gay marriage. So I’m not sure where you’re getting that. Again, I think people need to listen to tomorrow’s podcast.

Also, have you heard how she’s been handling this? Is she upset, does she care, etc.? No. I have no idea, and I don’t think we will for a while. At least publicly.

And lastly, how on earth is The Proposal a show?! Half of the Bachelor audience watches because it’s a guilty pleasure, not because we actually think this is true love. I cannot imagine this show getting more than one season and or producing everlasting couples.

Comment: I’m going to enjoy posting out who the engagements are before every episode. I just don’t know which episode is airing in what order now, so I can’t just yet. But I do know a few of them already. It might be the stupidest concept I’ve ever seen.
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Hi!

I had a question about the Colton/Tia situation. Colton seems like the show’s perfect person to be the bachelor so do you think there’s a chance they would choose him to be the bachelor over sending him to paradise? Or do you think his history with Tia will make a better storyline for him in paradise? I don’t think so and here’s why: it’d be Colton overload. He’s on our TV from May through end of July. Then will be right back on Paradise beginning of August through mid September (since I’m assuming he’ll be there for a while), and then he’s gonna start filming “Bachelor” mid-September? It’s too much. It’s never happened before that way so the odds are certainly against it. Yes, Nick was named the “Bachelor” fresh off Paradise, but he wasn’t on that season’s “Bachelorette.” It was the year before.

Also, how do you think this whole Garrett IG likes thing is going to play out. I know Becca has made it clear she’s def more liberal in her views and it’s shocking that wouldn’t have been a topic brought up between them?? Or maybe it was and he kind of told her what she wanted to hear? I guess we’ll never know. But these days I would think that would be a key topic to discuss to figure out what type of person and way of thinking your future spouse has. Has anyone from previous seasons even mentioned that issue being discussed in private while taping?

Thanks!

Comment: I honestly don’t know and I don’t think any of us will know until Garrett and/or ABC addresses it. We’re in wait-and-see mode right now. Well, some of us are. Some have already planted their flag in the sand and let us know what their side is. And with much hostility I might add. I’d be stunned if we don’t get a statement from Garrett and/or ABC addressing this shortly. There’s no way they ignore it until the ATFR like they did with Lee and the MTA last season. It’s too big a story that every outlet is running with now.

None of these outlets that reported the story spoiled Garrett as the winner, so there’s still a way for them to address it without spoiling their season. People saw the first episode. It’s not hiding the fact Garrett is a major contender this season to the unspoiled. So it’s not like they should avoid it for fear of a spoiler getting out there that he’s engaged to Becca. Just cover it like these outlets are covering it as “one of Becca’s front runners has finally spoken out against the claims of him liking some highly questionable IG posts,” and have him speak on it from there.
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  1. subro

    May 30, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    So Ashley must have missed the part where Becca said she grew up hunting and fishing with her dad…and wow, low and behold fly fisherman Garrett is pro gun, and probably pro NRA. The last time I checked guns were a big part of outdoor hunting life. His stand against the Leftist Parkland students who want to confiscate guns is understandable. Garrett probably stands with Kyle Kashuv, another Parkland Student ranked #1 in the Parkland High school class of 2019 who is being considered for next year’s Valedictorian. Kyle is Pro NRA. But Ashley probably considers that a major felony!
    And “Oh my gawd!” Garrett is not a Kaepernick fan. Well guess what!!! Neither are a good chunk of the nation. Last I looked the NFL has taken quite a hit over Kaepernicks choice to kneel.
    And BTW, Christians, because of their religious beliefs, don’t agree with same sex marriage or transexuality. Christians are called to love everyone but that doesn’t mean they have to believe in their lifestyle.
    We are a nation free to have our opinions even if they don’t align with you and the “social justice warriors” of the world bent on mind control.
    Get over yourself Ashley. Half the nation would have “liked” many of the same posts Garrett did and it doesn’t mean you get to label them racist, homophobic, transphobic, or any other of your list of HATE words.
    You my friend are a bully to anyone who doesn’t see the world through your glasses. Grow up!

  2. rsfan22

    May 30, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    The person this hurts the most is Becca. I thought Ashley was all about women empowering women. And women supporting women. As a woman I respected Ashley for that. I didn’t think Ashley was the type to do whatever she could to hurt another woman, especially in her bachelor nation circle. Becca’s pain will fall on Ashley as she was the first person with a platform to share the information that was sent to her. Ashley had three choices.
    1. To do exactly what she did and try To hurt Becca and ruin the season.
    2. Ignore it all together and say this isn’t my business. I don’t get in people drama, I steer clear of drama.
    3. Send to Becca privately and say look Becca I respect you and trust your decisions but I think you should see this info that was sent to me and for you to handle as you choose to as this is your season, not mine.

    Yes, liking those photos is not ok. I completely agree. But I also don’t judge until I know the whole story. Who am I to judge without knowing all the facts? Who is she to judge without knowing all the facts? If he did do this he deserves the chance to admit his mistakes. But I’m with Steve, I will reserve my judgement until I know all the facts. The timing is extremely fishy. This comes out the day after he was announced as the winner and four days before the season starts.

    Like I said, at the end of the day the person this hurts the most is BECCA! Why would Ashley want to hurt another woman. Ashleys actions prove she is a hypocrite and is NOT about supporting woman in her bachelor nation circle.

  3. realiteacheck

    May 30, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    No Steve – You’re the issue by making this an issue. Grow up already, lefties.

  4. rsfan22

    May 30, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    The person this hurts the most is Becca. I thought Ashley was all about women empowering women. And women supporting women. As a woman I respected Ashley for that. I didn’t think Ashley was the type to do whatever she could to hurt another woman, especially in her bachelor nation circle. Becca’s pain will fall on Ashley as she was the first person with a platform to share the information that was sent to her.

    Ashley had three choices.
    1. To do exactly what she did and try To hurt Becca and ruin the season.
    2. Ignore it all together and say this isn’t my business. I don’t get in people drama, I steer clear of drama.
    3. Send to Becca privately and say look Becca I respect you and trust your decisions but I think you should see this info that was sent to me and for you to handle as you choose to as this is your season, not mine.

    Yes, liking those photos is not ok. I completely agree. But I also don’t judge until I know the whole story. Who am I to judge without knowing all the facts? Who is she to judge without knowing all the facts? If he did do this he deserves the chance to admit his mistakes. But I’m with Steve, I will reserve my judgement until I know all the facts. The timing is extremely fishy. This comes out the day after he was announced as the winner and four days before the season starts.

    I’m not ok with how Ashley choose too handle the issue. She will never admit that maybe she should’ve privately contacted Becca first. She probably doesn’t think Becca is hurt by this either. I’m sure Becca does not like Ashley now! Becca’s IG post was meant for Ashley. 100%!

    Like I said, at the end of the day the person this hurts the most is BECCA! Why would Ashley want to hurt another woman. Ashleys actions prove she is a hypocrite and NOT about supporting woman in her bachelor nation circle.

  5. rob22

    May 30, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    Look do people share and like some stuff I pretty much think are extreme? Of course. Some of them are/were friends. Some of them I unfollowed/unfriended so I didn’t have to see any more of it. That’s the level of crime I think liking inappropriate stuff is…. they out themselves to their “friends” and we get to reconsider whether they should really be friends. Is it OK to out their posts on social media. Sure, it was put out there, so they asked for it. RS seems to think that it’s not a valid take to say that “So what. He liked some posts.” It’s not exactly “so what”, because there are ramifications. But …. and hey I have only gotten the gist of what he liked. If it’s super racist or something, I get it. There’s a price to pay. But to compare it to Roseanne? Roseanne said an African American looked like an ape. That IS super racist. And, she’s been in the public eye for a couple of decades and should know better. But, am I missing something? Is this just a Bachelorette bubble of drama, or did this guy really like some abhorent and horible stuff? Or did he just express an unpopular opinion?

  6. ctrealitygirl

    May 30, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Also, “liking” something posted by someone else is A LOT different than making the comment yourself. On Facebook I’m always perplexed when someone “likes” a post about something bad or sad…like someone dying. It appears that “liking” something does NOT always mean you agree with something or support something. It’s really pretty innocuous. Steve is off base comparing “likes” to Roseanne’s racist tweet. She intentionally demeaned a prominent person with her ugly slur. Methinks everyone is getting carried away, especially seeing as no one has heard Garrett’s side of the story. And shame on Ashley Spivy for blabbing about it and making such a fuss. Like RSfan22 pointed out, by doing what she did, Ashley sabotaged Becca’s happiness. NOT nice! I will NOT listen to Steve’s podcast…have no interest in haring her side of the story. I wish Steve would just stay out of it.

  7. meg2016

    May 30, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    You know how many times I have been totally offended about what people say about Christians? Hundreds of times. Do I freak out and call everyone names? No. Is there anyone defending Christians who hold Biblical values? Uh, no. Do you think Ashley would ever defend a Christian’s point if view, because she is so “tolerant?” Ashley Spivey is so spending way too much time telling everyone they should be offended. Doesn’t she have a job or work at all? How does one spend so much time on their phone looking for likes? She is incredibly intolerant herself! I don’t think it’s funny to talk crap about race, hell no. But to get this upset over some stupid insta posts made my someone else that were liked by TONS of people, this is so overboard. I’m usually with Steve, but not on this one. Anyone who makes fun of anyone based on their race/looks is an ass, but I’m not going to tell other people they should be personally offended.

  8. tinyred500

    May 30, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    I agree with many of the above comments, so many great points. I don’t want to duplicate them below.

    I for one don’t like the tone of Steve’s post, arrogant comes to mind and somewhat infantile. Steve and Ashley- Social Justice Warriors, we now have judge and jury trial by social media because they deem it so. Sorry, but they shouldn’t be making it their business to try and turn someone into a pariah, because of random social media activity they don’t like etc. It’s entirely up to Becca and Garrett to decide and sort it out for themselves. As for others, well we’re going to have an opinion but again, the only person it truly matters to is Becca. I don’t think Garrett should have to make a statement either, not sure why Steve thinks he should. Garrett isn’t a public figure, he doesn’t hold a public office job. He participated in a cheesy dating reality show and he was picked as ‘the one’. Why didn’t Ashley contact Garrett direct and privately and ask him about the liked posts? No, instead she had to share all and sundry on her public Twitter page (this what’s so wrong in the first instance!) and now a Podcast with Steve. I could go on….but I have better things to do. By the way, this ‘hate’ term, so infantile and I don’t hate anyone, most certainly not someone I just happen to disagree with. The word hate has lost all true meaning, thanks to social media.

  9. rob22

    May 30, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    I do want to comment on meg2016’s comments. I’m an Evangelical Christian and I totally do not get where so many Christians feel like they’re under attack. Are there people that don’t like Christians, people who are really nasty. Sure. But most people are not out there attacking Christians. We’re really in the majority in this country, and there are a minority of people that don’t like us. I can live with that. In the Bible, it was quite the opposite. Christians were in the minority and were being jailed and killed for their beliefs. And the message from Paul and other church leaders was “persevere, Christ is with you”. They weren’t whining because someone made some crack about Christians on Social Media… they were being murdered. And yet, they chose not to whine about it. So whining about minor slights just seems so thin skinned. I think we should be better than that. And frankly, most of the criticisms are brought on by Christian misbehavior. I don’t want to own the behavior of others, but I do see how it impacts others views about Christians. Anyway… I think we need to stop whining. We’re not being persecuted in any sense of the word.

  10. nitejen

    May 30, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Agree as well with all comments above. Couldn’t have said it better myself. As Tinyred stated also, why should Garrett make a statement because he’s on some silly dating show. He’s not a public figure. He “liked” some posts, he didn’t tweet racist comments, hate, as Rosanne did. There is no comparison. For Steve to say if we all don’t see a problem with what he did, then WE are the ones with a problem?? Really, That is ridiculous. All because some nosey body named Ashley decided to take judgement in her own hands and post for all to see and spread the word so she can ruin everything for Becca. Why listen to the podcast first, so the hypocrite can give a bunch of her OWN opinions? Did she speak to Garrett? Becca? Does she have 100% proof? I seriously doubt it, so her opinion to talk others into her own beliefs are useless. Disappointed in you Steve. She handled this very poorly with HER way of lets judge first, post for all the world to see while forming all her own opinions and criticism of a man she never met, and THEN lastly find out if its all true. Of course when now the poor guy may be forced to make a statement by ABC because of this being completely thrown out of proportion. The person I worry about having a problem is the one who went through all the research on a strangers twitter just to find his likes to get some dirt on him. Now that is definitely someone with a problem. Sounds like something an angry ex would do.

  11. karigee

    May 30, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    Doesn’t seem like she was whining at all, just making a comparison to how she reacts to stuff she finds offensive to how the far left reacts.

  12. meg2016

    May 30, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Not sure where I whined or mentioned persecution, but ok…the media/movies/tv constantly mock Christianity. Liberals attack our faith day in and day out, and I’m offended by people saying “talking to Jesus” means you have a mental illness, or that if you don’t agree with Ashley Spivey you’re a bigot. That’s incredibly hypocritical and offensive, but I would NEVER do what she does to try to embarrass or harass someone who thinks differently than her.

  13. meg2016

    May 30, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Thank you for understanding.

  14. karigee

    May 30, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Also Rob if you do not “get” how Christians are under attack, you must not watch any major television networks, watch movies, read major newspapers, or follow any major media news. Other wise it is very clear that there is a strong bias against Christians in today’s world. Because I do follow, I see it on a daily basis. Wouldn’t jump to persecution as you did, just want to be clear.

  15. ladyjane747

    May 30, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Remember the days when Steve was proudly apolitical? Stated that he didn’t follow politics, didn’t know much about politics and may have even stated that he didn’t vote. Now he’s Mr. SJW because he LOVES Ashley? Really? What happened to the Steve who used to openly mock these people? Now he LOVES them and hangs out with them at ball games. LOL He reminds me of Chet on UnReal who’s trying to get an Emmy for his irrelevant show. This is a fluff blog about reality TV. Does politics have to infect everything? I come here to escape and now I have Reality Steve telling ME I’m part of some problem? I won’t be listening the blog with the baby-voice dimwit tomorrow, and if Steve insists on continuing to insult half of his reading/listening audience, I won’t be visiting this site or listening to the blog anymore, either. Go back to criticizing the contestants, Steve. You were a lot funnier then. Or I might just have to start getting my spoilers from TMZ.

  16. kernst33

    May 30, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    Listen, I’m about as liberal as they come, but the reaction to this has me sick to my stomach. The content of the memes that were liked disgusts me, but so does the vitriol that’s getting spewed at both Garrett and Becca as a direct result of Ashley’s and others actions. This whole situation has me sick, from the sort of gag order production has on Garrett so he can’t even make a comment regarding his actions to the twitter crusades against everyone involved. I’m glad that Steve is waiting to reserve judgment until we’ve heard more from those involved, but I wish he’d say something to recognize how dangerous it can be for others in the franchise to use their platform in this antagonizing manner where they’re so focused on tearing someone down who doesn’t have the capacity to defend himself. It honestly perplexes me that someone would appoint themselves head investigator on this guy and then executor of justice regarding what they’d found, but hey, it’s not up to me to decide what Ashley does with her time or energy. I just wish she’d put half the effort into caring about all of those involved (like Becca) than she seems to care about the insensitive sense of humor displayed in Garrett’s instagram behavior. I genuinely hope that after the initial scandal of this wears off, everyone takes a good look at what happened and what they did and that they grow from this, as nobody’s coming across as a winner in my book, save maybe for Becca who’s just trying her hardest to weather this as best as she can.

  17. cc2219

    May 30, 2018 at 8:31 PM

    100%

  18. tinyred500

    May 31, 2018 at 12:37 AM

    I totally agree with this. Becoming political is a sure fire way to lose followers, and his arrogance will see he falls on his own sword eventually, if he doesn’t stop. I think overall Steve is a fickle and contradictory type person. He’s written about contestants mean and unjust behaviour (whilst they were filming the show, post filming and then had another stint within the franchise where they still showed the same behaviour ) which clearly showed who they are as individuals, etc., and not producer produced reactions. Only for him to have them on a podcast, and next he’s referring to them as friends! He’s never met most of these people and had only brief contact with them. He says he doesn’t hold grudges, but he clearly does and makes it his calling to keep berating them. Now for him tell his readers and listeners we’re the ones with the problem if we don’t agree with him?! Nah, it doesn’t work like that, people come here for a bit of light hearted reading, not to be dictated to over what they should take umbrage over.

  19. katieottawa

    May 31, 2018 at 1:10 AM

    what the heck?? why does he need to justify his “likes and opinions” to the thought police or steve or to anyone else?? why does he need these hypocritical moral grandstanding individuals approval anyways? who do they think they are?? who freaking cares?? hes just some guy on a tv show. hes not a politician. who cares what his views are?? how does that impact you in your life? he isnt lecturing, promoting his views on the show or anything. just because he thinks somethings are funny doesnt mean hes going out and bashing transgender people or immigrants.

    since when has the liberals became the moral compass for all things acceptable and virtuous?? odd since they seem to be the most judgmental, bullying, divisive and quickest to use hateful words for people with differing views and opinions. For steve to say “it was wrong no if or so about it” …huh?? that is YOUR opinion. its your blog you can write whatever you want but its not law. Its your opinion and subjective. Facts are facts. Opinions can range. So tired of this way or the highway liberal attitude where everyone must think exactly like them or else they are wrong or are considered to be alt right

    so according to steve now Garrett has to justify and explain his “opinions and actions” to people he dont know who are judgemental to get their approval and bow down to their sensibilities?? f that. hope the guy stands behind his opinions and doesnt bow down to these liberal radicals. if she dumps him because she listened to that crazed feminist Spivey and because he found a jenner meme funny, hes better off and ill totally date him instead.

    how about make the next season of the bachelor/ette an all out liberal left wing affair. all liberal candidates that way they are sure to not have to disagree with anyone. Have ABC discriminate and erase all right leaning white people from their shows there you go, problem solved, you have your safe space with everyone thinking alike.

    i thought steve wasnt going to get involved in politics but more and more he is showing his colors and giving crazed feminists a platform to talk about feminism and push the metoo political movement. no one wants to hear female contestants come on his podcast and use it as a therapy session to talk about abuse and make unproven allegations. Go to a therapist or to a lawyer and leave this to be a more entertaining fun not serious type podcast.

    also im sorry but since when did steve become the moral high ground for decency?? May I remind people should go back and read his beginning stuff from 10 years ago. It was pretty merciless, crude and misogynistic toward women and all these now fragile snowflakes heads would explode and would compare him to trump if they went back and read his recaps from a decade ago. That was why i started reading him in the first place. Because he made fun of these people. Men and women equally. Now hes recaps are soft at best and he gives exgfs a podcast to play victim and whine about being dumped and bash the men for being players on social media.

    If he keeps going hes going to lose half his viewership.

  20. tinyred500

    May 31, 2018 at 1:33 AM

    My thoughts exactly.

  21. katieottawa

    May 31, 2018 at 1:39 AM

    steve has lost his sense of humor these last couple of years, I dont see anything “transphobic” about that jenner pic. its pretty funny. definitely funnier than steves recaps in recent years

    leftists cant take a joke anymore

  22. tinyred500

    May 31, 2018 at 2:21 AM

    The sad thing is, it’s happening in many western countries. The PC-left brigade is shutting down and gagging anyone who doesn’t agree with them. I remember when we could find humour in so many things, we used to have a lot of satire humour, now the sanctimonious moral compass of the left would see this as something we should be offended by.

  23. maidenhell63

    May 31, 2018 at 8:19 AM

    BRAVO!

  24. anita29

    May 31, 2018 at 2:55 PM

    I listened to the podcast just to hear what Ashley had to say about WHY she decided to make all these Instagram’s posts public. She wanted to warn Becca? Does she know what kind of conversations Becca and Garrett had? This is not our problem…this is not Steve problem and this is not Ashley’s problem. If she was so concerned, why not send a private message to Becca and to Garrett. Now she is on a media tour!?!? pleaseeeee…. I think this whole mess have ruined this season of the Bachelorette. At the end of the day, I feel really bad for Becca because now she cannot freely defend her fiancee or talk about her feelings until the end of the season. And I hope this stupid controversy doesn’t cost Garrett his job.
    No bueno, Ashley, no bueno…

  25. anita29

    May 31, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    ????????

  26. whatever7

    June 1, 2018 at 12:24 AM

    Just so everyone knows: what he did or didn’t do isn’t illegal. I don’t know him, I don’t care. But he absolutely owes no one an explanation. Not you, not me. And really that’s all there is to it. Problem solved. Next.

  27. Carolinagirl

    June 1, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    She should have sent a private message to Becca.Now Becca is struggling in interviews trying to handle all of this and not reveal who she is engaged to.This should be a fun time for Becca going around in interviews and waiting for the premiere.I will always believe Ashley had a what can this do for me moment when she decided to release the info.I would have never thought Ashley would have been the kind to not think about another woman’s feelings in a situation like this…but she was. Yes, it is just a reality show but real people with real feelings are in it.I hope this has not affected Garrett’s job.

  28. sc07

    June 4, 2018 at 3:33 AM

    Totally agree with you on all your posts. If he had liked or even posted memes that conservatives could take offense to, this wouldn’t be a scandal. Liberals condemn conservatives for not being open minded and tolerant. But as soon as you don’t agree with them, they try to bully you into believing their way. So who’s really intolerant here. The liberals!!! We’re living in a liberal world of snowflakes, safe spaces, and just all around crybabies. Someone wanted to say you’re (meg2016) whining, well what do you call what all these liberals are doing.

  29. upmyalley

    June 6, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    I would take 10 Garrett’s over one Ashley any day. I find everything about Ashley offensive, right down to the smirk on her fugly face.

  30. SeaDub

    June 7, 2018 at 6:57 AM

    Great words Steve.

    Left or right or middle – we all know wrong and creating, laughing at, liking and / or supporting a photo of a child being thrown over a wall is wrong. All decent human beings know this. Do not let politics cloud that over. And bravo to Ashley Spivey for bringing it to our attention.

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing” – Edmund Burke.

    And I remind or inform you that the rise of Nazism came from cartoons about Jews.

  31. alexaemerald

    June 8, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    SeaDub, I am of Jewish decent and find it terribly disappointing and hypocritical that Ashley Spivey has “nazi” in her twitter profile. I may not agree with some of the things this contestant liked but Spivey and Steve don’t have the right to judge others because they are far from perfect. No more podcasts for me.

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