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“Reader Emails,” Ratings, Tik Tok-Gate, & How Does a Pick Up Truck End Up On The Show?

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Ahhhh, back to normal with a whole season of “Reader Emails” on Wednesday. Life is totally back to normal, right? I can take of my mask, attend sporting events, and hang out with friends, right? Wait, no? I thought since it’s 2021 now everything was gonna be different? That’s what social media was telling me that 2020 was behind us and 2021 was gonna be totally different. Oh well. By the way, I’m all in on the “Masked Dancer” guys. You’ll be seeing me tweet about it tonight as I’m in a partnership with them, but dammit, I didn’t want to be sucked in and now I am. Tonight we get all new dancers, but I do think Charli D’Amelio was one of the ones last week. Can’t remember which costume because my mind is drawing a blank but I know I was convinced she was one of them. Did you see the commercial for tonight where someone falls and splatters on the stage? Hey, the fact that David Silver is a judge is really all the convincing I needed to watch this show. So tune in tonight at 8/7 Central for episode #2 of the “Masked Singer” on Fox. I wanna see some of your guesses. And oh yeah, don’t think I won’t be sticking around for “Name That Tune” afterwards. I watched that all the time in the 80s even though I barely knew any of the songs.

Yesterday I discussed the Tik Tok account of Maddy Bierster who accused Rachael of bullying her in high school and also making fun of her for dating black guys. Maddy said she’d follow up with more yesterday, and while she did put out more Tik Toks, there weren’t any receipts. She posted screen shots of text messages of other people saying yes, Rachael and her friend group did it, but unfortunately in today’s day and age, that doesn’t prove anything. I’m not saying Maddy is lying. I’m also not saying Rachael did this. The only people that know are the ones involved. This is the dilemma of just throwing out accusations on the internet. While it may be your reality and what you say happened to you, to try and get others to believe you you almost have to have some solid proof. What Maddy provided yesterday wasn’t any hard physical evidence that Rachael and her friends did this in high school. Have I had people email me and say Maddy is absolutely telling the truth and Rachael and her friends were mean girls and absolutely racist in high school? Yes. Rachael’s good friend did a Twitter clean up yesterday when people found racist tweets on her page from 2011. Screen shots were taken, so, that doesn’t help her case. Have I also had people tell me Maddy is a clout chaser and looking for attention and that Rachael and her friends never bullied her and it was the other way around? Yes.

So this was one of the texts Maddy got that she posted to her Tik Tok yesterday:

“Hey girl, I know you don’t know me but I saw all that tik tok drama and omg i’m so here for it don’t let these girls drag u down literally they are so mean and still to this day are mean. They literally attacked the hell out of me in high school and I know I am not the only one. Seriously stay strong and keep doing you the hell with them!”

First off, a little punctuation wouldn’t hurt anybody. Secondly, what do you do with something like that? While Maddy thinks that backs up her case, unfortunately in the court of public opinion, that text means nothing. This person didn’t attach a name, didn’t give any specifics, and it was so general, how is anyone supposed to look at that and go, “Yes, Rachael is guilty.” You can’t. Doesn’t mean she’s innocent either, but that’s certainly not evidence supporting her guilt. It’s all circumstantial evidence. So at this point, this is a she said/she said debate that will probably never have a definitive resolution barring some hard evidence this happened. I will not dismiss Maddy’s claims, nor will I convict Rachael. You saw what Maddy had to say, and I doubt you’ll hear peep from Rachael because I just don’t see her addressing this, publicly or privately. Make your own decision from there.

Ratings are in from last night and the “Bachelor” did…ummm…ok? 5 million viewers and a 1.2 rating. Tayshia’s finale on a Tuesday did 5.2 million and a 1.3 rating. Peter’s premiere last January did 6 million and a 1.9 rating. So numbers are definitely down. As we’ve said, network ratings are down across the board, so a part of it is that. Will be easier to judge as the season goes along. Next week, the numbers will definitely drop because it’s going up against the Alabama/Ohio St. game. Peter’s 2nd episode also went up against the National Championship last year and drew 5.2 million and a 1.6 rating. Matt won’t draw that just based on what his first episode drew. The biggest thing to look at will be how many tune in for Matt’s finale/ATFR and what the increase is from the beginning of the season. While it’s great as viewers there was only 2 weeks between seasons, it’s possible the numbers are quite average for Matt’s premiere just due to Bachelor “fatigue.” Maybe 6 straight months of “Bachelor/ette” programming is a bit too much for people. Because starting with Clare’s premiere in October to Matt’s finale in mid-March, outside of last week, the show will have aired every week for 6 months straight.

This was sent to me from a Facebook Group last night. I’m guessing very few of you after Monday’s episode thought, “Hey, you know that pick up truck that Khaylah showed up in? How did they get it?” Well, even though you probably never thought that, here is your answer:

So there you go. The life of how a random truck ends up on the show. Kinda bizarre.

“Reader Emails” begins on Page 2…



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