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The “Bachelorette” Becca Episode 2 Recap, Garrett’s Apology, & the Fan Appreciation Party This Weekend

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Big week ahead of us. The 4th Annual Reality Steve Fan Appreciation Party is this Friday at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. All spots are filled and as of now, close to 100 people are expected to be there, outdoing last year’s attendance by about 30. Thanks to all who are coming as it should be a good time like it’s been the previous 3 years. Those that won’t be there can still follow along as I will be Periscoping the Trivia Contest, which will start around 9:15-9:30pm PST. Sorry East Coasters. The questions are drawn up, and I gotta say, I think they’re mush easier than in year’s past. Also, so many of these questions are easy to Google where you could find your answer in less than a minute. We make sure no one cheats who’s there, but if you’re playing along on Periscope for your own enjoyment, try not to cheat. I basically kept almost all of the 15 questions to things within the last 2 – 3 years of the show. A lot of lists too, which is where the winner will ultimately be determined. Looking forward to meeting all those coming out this year. It’s open to anyone every year. If you want to attend, I usually start announcing it in January or February, so get in early next year if you’re interested. Spots fill up quick.

Your episode-by-episode spoilers were posted yesterday in case you missed them. Most of which you already knew as it was spoiled here or on my Twitter while filming was happening.

Get your emails in today for “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” this week. Would like at least five “Dr. Reality Steve” emails if we can. C’mon people. Lets do this. I’m set to record this week’s podcast in a couple hours. A few weeks ago I had hinted I had a couple “heavy hitters” coming up. Well, this is one of them. Not someone you hear from much in terms of interviews. I don’t think they’ve done a podcast (at least recently), and they’ve kinda moved on from “Bachelor” world, although still wildly popular. Looking forward to talking to this person today and I think you will like this week’s podcast because it does have a bit of a tie into this Friday’s Fan Appreciation Party in Vegas if you’re in attendance.

Lets tie up this Garrett story once and for all. Is it completely over? No. It never is. Only how he handles it from this point forward will truly show where he stands with everything. There’s just not really a lot else to talk about regarding it anymore. But he posted an apology to his IG account last Thursday night addressing the situation of his likes on Instagram. In case you missed it, here’s what he wrote:

The first thing to address is the fact that he admitted this was his account, shutting down the notion that he was set up or hacked which a lot of people believed. Including myself for a couple days. Wasn’t until I spoke with Ashley, along with being contacted by people who actually took the screen shots of his account, that I realized he wasn’t hacked or set up. I just wanted all that information before I immediately attributed these to him. And now that we know he wasn’t hacked or set up, Ashley (and others) ended up being right on that front.

Secondly, he didn’t HAVE to put out any statement. I thought he needed to address it because it would’ve been a sticking point all season if he stayed silent, and after Becca’s comments last week in her interviews saying “everyone’s entitled to their opinion,” I figured we weren’t hearing from him until the finale. So I give him credit for addressing this, which is all I ever wanted in the first place. All I kept telling you is I wanted to hear from this guy first and take it from there. I thought it was a well thought out, well written apology that covered everything he needed to. He could’ve easily written some one paragraph BS apology that sounded insincere and been done with it. I don’t feel that’s what he did. One of the better written apologies I’ve seen. No excuses, owned up to it, and says he will be better going forward. That’s really all you can ask for.

I get that some people already think it’s BS and someone wrote it for him, and he’s just doing it because he got caught. I get it. You have every right to think that. Just like you have every right to believe he was sincere and you liked the apology. Neither one of those sides is right. This isn’t a black or white issue just because of an apology. Like Lee last season, it’s great that they apologized and realized what they did offended a certain group of people, but it’s their post-apology behavior that’s most important. Me personally, I like the fact he addressed this and seemed sincere and now it’s time to put it to bed. It’s how he acts from this point forward that’ll determine the sincerity of the apology. And for the most part, only those close to him will really ever know. Most of us will never be close to Garrett in our lives. Seems like a good guy, and no one has contacted me with a bad word about the guy, so while I don’t agree at all with the type of likes he was giving out on IG to numerous accounts which perpetuated a lot of hate, he addressed it, apologized, and I’m more than fine with what he wrote. Lets see how he handles himself from this point forward. He didn’t have to do what he did, so I applaud him for owning his actions and wanting to be better because of it. That’s all I can ask for. Moving on…

This Leo stuff is too funny and ridiculously embarrassing. For those that missed my tweet Saturday night, when I released Leo as a contestant I had included a link to his IMDB page, which were a bunch of acting roles he’d had. Never bothered to do any research on them figuring they were all just bit parts in movies/TV shows. I was notified this weekend that his 2017 role in “High Heel Homicide” was a soft porn film. Something you’d see at 2am on Cinemax. Naked people, no gentalia shown, but simulating sex. Just bad acting all around. I’m guessing this was never brought up to Becca at any point. I’m hearing the guys didn’t even know, so yeah, shocker this was never brought up. I hope “High Heel Homicide” paid well Leo. Especially after the girl you were having sex with in your one scene stabbed you at the end of it then drew her initial on your chest with her lipstick. “Gone Girl” this is not. But it sure will provide great comedic fodder for every episode it’s on, that’s for sure.

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  1. jlal

    June 5, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Okay, here is what I don’t understand with RS’s comments. He always goes on about people taking this show seriously, then slams Becca for keeping Colton around because of Tia. Couple of points, Tia just did him for a weekend, so may not of shared that with her girlfriends; it’s not like it was a relationship. Point two, it is a show and the producers may want her to keep him around for manufactured drama. Case in point next week with Tia there too for the mani/pedis. Random points, Becca may not want him around at all, but doesn’t have much choice right now. Obviously, Tia didn’t take the guy or their hook up seriously so why should Becca? Also, it was a weekend fling, so I don’t get why it is bad/unbelievable that he signed up for the Bachelorette two months later.

    As for Leo, a lot of people do questionable stuff trying to break into the “business”. Many an actress has naked or near naked pictures come out years after getting famous. People do all sorts of things in that business to pay the bills and get noticed. Plus, it was released last year but films are usually released at least a year or two if not more after wrapping. It could have been and most likely was make years ago. Not that it matters. RS is so provincial and puritanical sometimes.

  2. rob22

    June 5, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    The main thing that bothered me about the show was…. what language is Lincoln speaking? Where did he get that quasi-British accent? There are words coming out of his mouth, but they are not forming coherent sentences, and that weird accent doesn’t help. One of the guys commented later on the show about why he speaks with a British accent. Until then, I was thinking that he came from England or a former British colony, or something. Is he an American with an affected accent? It’s just weird. It’s not really an accent I’ve ever heard. It’s kind of muffled and strange. And the guy was actually crying about his picture getting broken? Who does that? If he really liked the picture, he could have fished it out of the pool, dried it out and picked up a $1 frame at Dollar Tree & he’d be all set. I don’t get any of that. Obviously the stuff that RS has been reporting about him paints him as one really weird dude. But I was thinking that there was something more. There is. He’s weird as all hell.

    I agree with the above comment. I get that Becca may not want to date Colton because he briefly dated Tia. Kind of a semi-girl code thing. But it’s NOT a scandal, especially since he was honest about it. He gave Becca the option whether she was cool or not. I thought it was a pretty stand up thing to do.

    Also agree with the above comment about Leo. I have a friend that was in the modeling business who did some things she regrets when breaking into the industry. She was like 18 years old and naive. I’m sure it was similar with Leo. They think they are doing what they have to do, but they don’t have the foresight to know how it can come back at them. That’s just being young and making a mistake. That’s not the end of the world & it doesn’t make him a bad guy.

  3. deedledee

    June 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Completely agree with that last sentence. RS seems to think a date = dating = relationship, full stop. That’s just not how it works in real life. These are hot, single, 20- and 30- somethings, hanging for a weekend means literally nothing. He’s acted like this before like with other non- relationships as well.

  4. taxionna

    June 5, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    rob22 – Lincoln is from Nigeria, which was colonized in the 19th and 20th centuries by Britain. The accent is Nigerian-English, which is what is taught in schools and most commonly spoken in Nigeria. As far as I understand it, Nigerians grow up speaking their regional language and a “common” language that is a mix of Nigerian slang and English. Most formal schooling is taught in “British” English.

  5. sc07

    June 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Such a relief that we can put Garret’s instagram likes to bed now, since RS approves of his apology. It shouldn’t have been blew out of proportion to begin with, it doesn’t matter what you do someone is going to be offended, especially if it appears that you have conservative views. I’m tired of conservatives having to continuously apologize about their views. Just because he liked some things doesn’t make him a racist or homophobe. Everybody doesn’t have to have the same views, beliefs, or same sense of humor. Liberals whine and cry saying conservatives are intolerant and need an open mind. I think it’s the other way around, since they are always so butt hurt by everything but think they can say and do what they want. Sorry rant over.
    Why is it so hard to believe that Becca didn’t know about Tia and Colton? Tia and Becca are only friends because they met thru the show. They haven’t been best friends since high school, so to me it’s completely understandable that Tia might not have mentioned her weekend with him and if she did she might’ve just said she met a guy on social media that didn’t go anywhere. If Colton really is a virgin, then the weekend probably wasn’t even worth mentioning, especially to a new friend you’ve just started hanging out with. Just my opinion but I don’t see anything wrong with Becca keeping him around, if what Colton said was true they didn’t really date, sounds more like talking and met one time to hang out. I’m sure the producers encouraged him to use the words “I dated Tia”. Sorry to disappoint you RS but sometimes a girl will go on a date with a guy and not like him and not care if a friend goes out with him later, so I guess you can say girls share guys. There’s a difference in a serious relationship and talking to a guy.
    Quit begging for Dr. Reality Steve letters, get the hint. Why would anyone want relationship advice from a man that’s never even been married or qualified to give it. Maybe they feel sorry for you but need the advice then head to the comments since you have several readers that give out advice on every letter you do and sometimes their advice is better. How did or why did you even start do Dr. RS. Just because you blog about the bachelor gives you the skills of a relationship expert. Lol you really do think a lot of yourself and it’s showing more and more.

  6. rob22

    June 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    @taxionna- thanks. Ironically my original assumption was that he was from Nigeria or South Africa, or something like that. But then I heard the comments on the show… something about him and spending a few years in the UK & somehow picking up the accent (it was a real brief comment)…. and I started wondering if it was an affected accent he picked up at a British university, or something. Either way, it still seems like he’s talking gibberish. There are a lot of words coming out of his mouth, but they don’t all fit together. Perhaps his awkwardness and language challenges are just because he’s from another country, and doesn’t have full command of the English language. That’s cool. I guess I should let it go if that’s the case. I won’t even bring up the other stuff RS mentioned.

  7. realiteacheck

    June 5, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Yes to everything @sc07 said. Well said!

  8. debb0

    June 5, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Double yes to @sc07! And now he is teaming up with A. Spivey for “he said she said” relationship advice, really? 2 peas in a pod, those 2. Sharleen was smart to step away from him. Curious to know how Sweet Becca feels about what she / he did. And RS has trashed these contestants for years, now he’s hanging with them, like the nerd who is in with the cool kids. Double standards.

  9. lexie

    June 5, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    If Garrett has to apologize for whoever or whatever he “likes” on social media, then I expect a public apology from Becca for openly supporting Hillary Clinton.

  10. LynnS

    June 5, 2018 at 3:13 PM

    This really made me laugh! I love it! No sarcasm, I think it’s great that somebody said this.

  11. nursej

    June 5, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    On another note…
    Has anyone else noticed that Chris resembles Ben Stiller,
    David resembles Andy Roddick (and a young Josie Charles sometimes);
    also, Blake reminds me of Liam Neeson.

  12. jlal

    June 5, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Crap I didn’t know Colton was a virgin. Then what is the big deal if he and Tia didn’t “hook up”? Sorry, don’t follow this show that close, so missed the virgin thing. Now I’m really confused about RS’s stance on the whole Colton Tia thing. Let’s just say I double down on my last sentence.
    Also, so agree on who in the heck would ask RS for relationship advice. I’ve never read them but always wondered who was that desperate.

  13. mcweanis

    June 5, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    “Ingenuity” is a word, which means cleverness. I was almost impressed until I realized Jordan said “injuwenity”.

  14. upmyalley

    June 6, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Well it’s pretty clear to me that Stevo is indeed affected by all the criticism he’s been getting. Reading between the lines, I see that RS is desperate to move on from the Garrett crucifixion because he’s right there with him like the theif on the cross. RS and Ashley could both learn a lesson; be careful pointing the finger at someone, three may be pointing back at you! Bwahaha! Who knows, maybe the bach producers will hire her to vet future wannabe contestants. Or NOT. I dearly hope she goes away now and rests upon her golden throne of purity, light and self annointed truth. The road to hell is paved with goody goody intentions though so good luck with that Ashley. Now stfu you whiney gash.

  15. realitynyc12

    June 6, 2018 at 10:30 PM

    Lol, that’s hilarious Lexie but since we’re on the subject of apologies, the majority of this country is still waiting for one from those supporting the truth-defying Tweeter in Chief and the fact that we now live in a perpetual SNL skit, that’s not so funny when one sees that their country is the laughing stock of the rest of the world. You know, that stable genius with the impeccable ethics and morals, a tremendous example of which includes f-ing a porn star while his wife is home with their newborn and having his sleazy lawyer try to pay her off…but never mind, he himself said that he can shoot someone in the middle of 5th ave and his base would still support him. And the scary thing is, he’s totally right.
    So yes, as far as apologies go, this would be a big one. Whenever you guys are ready 🙂

  16. realitynyc12

    June 6, 2018 at 10:32 PM

    Totally thought the same about Chris and Ben Stiller!

  17. meg2016

    June 6, 2018 at 11:18 PM

    Yes to all of this!

  18. brianm

    June 7, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    @sc07 I’m tired of bigots cloaking themselves as conservatives. Because our president is a “conservative” and acts that way other conservatives think it’s okay too. As a conservative I’m offended. Conservatives are about lowering taxes and reducing the role of government among other things. Mocking and cutting down people of different races, religions, and genders is NOT conservative. Yes I know liberals do it too but let’s not confuse lack of human decency with being a conservative.

  19. tinyred500

    June 7, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    @rob, perhaps you’ve never noticed before, but a lot of non English speaking nationals are taught either British-English or American-English. So you get this mix of their natural accent etc., mixed with either the quasi-British or quasi-American sounding accent.

  20. nursej

    June 7, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Edit to my above note – It should read JOSH Charles, not Josie.

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