There’s so much I want to say about the Greg/Katie situation, but there’s also a part of me that thinks it’s not as much as what others are making it out to be. But because we live in this hot take world right now, where everything is black and white and there is no room for open discussion, this conversation really struck a nerve with a lot of people. And the fact that it happened on a show like this where people always have to take sides with their favorite contestants, and if you say anything negative about them, you feel the wrath of that particular fanbase. So with that said, I can fully expect to hear both sides on this. And I think there is absolutely arguments to be made for both sides, although I think one is stronger than the other.
I mean, we all watched the same exact episode last night. We all saw the same thing. Yet, so many are divided on what they saw. Here’s just a sampling of the responses I received on Twitter last night:
He won’t even let her talk/explain. What a jerk.
— IDK MYBE ?????? (@manneb2015) August 3, 2021
When a guy basically tells a girl “I need you to validate me“, run girl run!
— Lu Frew (@sweetlu1234) August 3, 2021
I get why he feels insecure because Katie gave him NOTHING but you’re right. That should easy problem to discuss & get over, but his need for validation seems to overwhelm his common sense. I feel bad for him in that way bc I’m like that sometimes but no excuse to treat her badly
— kate ? (@helloitskatniss) August 3, 2021
His behavior suggests it will always be drama with him. Lots of drama, lots of meeting his emotional needs that he is not really capable of handling. Sadly, he’s a self-saboteur.
— YafaChaya (@suehallie) August 3, 2021
Ugh. Hard agree. This happens to women ALL the time. She didn’t react EXACTLY how he wanted her to, so he’s out? Fuck you, dude.
— Rebecca O’Donnell (@rodickell) August 3, 2021
He’s making total sense and is genuine. She doesn’t know what to say only because he is not the man she wants. If it’s obvious to me it sure as hell is obvious to him.
— GoodHuman (@Susie92812896) August 3, 2021
Greg is that guy that women loved because he was so able to express his feelings about losing his dad, and then the one time those feelings didn’t manifest themselves well, you know, like trauma does sometimes, people shit on him and called it gaslighting. Nice.
— CRM?? (@CRMxox) August 3, 2021
Meeee too. Im seeing so many comments saying he is being manipulate but I totally see his side and how she froze up and turned into somebody else
— Kimber_ (@kimbernicole216) August 3, 2021
Greg just wanted confirmation from her that he was “the one” especially since he was feeling less confident about their relationship after production set him up to watch how happy and giddy she was during her one to one date with Blake. JMO
— Diane (@Diane46810505) August 3, 2021
I totally agree with Greg when he was Pouring his heart out to Catie she got stiff and awkward and totally put up a wall. It’s 100% what happened. And he could tell that he might not be her final choice and she couldn’t admit that.
— Phyl London (@PhylLondon) August 3, 2021
Half Katie, half Greg. That was pretty much how it was running last night. And people were so vehemently behind their position of one being the bad guy and the other doing nothing wrong. I don’t think it’s that simple. They both had some missteps last night. My opinion is Greg’s were worse. That doesn’t mean that I think Greg should be institutionalized. That doesn’t mean I think Greg Grippo is the worst human being ever. That doesn’t mean I think Greg is a psychopath. Doesn’t even mean I think he’s any sort of villain. What I do think though, is that Greg could’ve handled himself much better than he did. Not necessarily in the way he was thinking, but in the way he reacted. There was a lot there to take in. Some people are out to hate Greg, shit all over him, and tell him how horrible he is. I’m here to critique what he did. Major difference.
Even though I know this will fall on deaf ears because it always does and it’s already happening, regardless of which side you were on in this fight, it doesn’t mean you need to go on either of Katie or Greg’s social media platform and shit all over them with your opinion. No one’s telling you you can’t have an opinion on this. But what I am telling you is that if you take it out on the other person by posting on their page, you’re making matters worse. Quit being so mad and upset by two people you don’t even know. Even if something you saw last night triggered something maybe you experienced in a past relationship, it doesn’t mean you have to go attack that person. If you’re getting that worked up over Katie and Greg’s fight, I’m sorry, but you need to re-evaluate what’s important in your life. Because this show and it’s contestants shouldn’t be in your top 50. Have your opinion, talk about it with your friends, but lay off the social media slamming of either person. It’s disgusting. I know me saying that won’t change a damn thing for people, but hey, it still needs to be said.