Former 'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay has been making her voice known about this season since day one. After Monday's episode, she has a lot to say about the love triangle between Tia, Colton, and Becca.
Lindsay didn't hold back when she said that Tia, once again, overshadowed Becca.
"The reason this moment bothered me so much was that it took away, once again, from Becca. This is Becca’s season and subpar story lines and people are constantly overshadowing it. Tia, there is a place for you and it is called Paradise."
She continued. "You should have just let their relationship play out and if it is meant to be then Colton will see you there. All I know is that after this moment, Colton has to be thinking WTF. And surprise, surprise, Colton went home during the rose ceremony."
Rachel Lindsay also called out Becca's "friends" for not stopping Tia from what she did.
"But as much as I want to discuss Tia, I have to first acknowledge her 'friends.' Now you may be asking yourselves why I am using quotes when I refer to Becca’s 'friends.' Well, that is because real friends don’t let their friends make a fool of themselves on national television. If I had been on that couch I would have said, 'Tia, you are going the wrong way. Don’t do this to yourself for millions to see. Have a seat or two!' But no, that did not happen. In fact, Tia’s 'friends,' aka Caroline continued to perpetuate the conversation by providing the audience with more details of Tia’s feelings for Colton."
Lindsay brings up a good point, and I'm kicking myself for not thinking about it. The women in the room knew something was up with Tia. They didn't bring her aside and talk to her about what she was about to do. Not only was Tia a bad girl friend to Becca, the rest of the young women were not any better.
She did say that there is a time and place for the discussion that Tia and Becca had, and it should have been weeks ago (which is what I've been saying since day one). Yesterday I made the comment that Tia should have been more honest about her feelings, and that if I were Becca, I would have sent him packing as soon as I heard about it. If you're looking for a husband, you don't want any unnecessary roadblocks in your way. Clearly Colton wasn't 'the one' for you, so why keep him for so long?
I think if the producers of the show want to make this show legitimate, they should make sure that prospective contestants don't have a romantic history with other previous/prospective contestants before appearing on the show.
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