Kaitlyn Bristowe’s recent tweet about Clayton Echard has sparked controversy, but not because she was mean: it is because people thought Kaitlyn had the wrong guy. This highlights a lack of understanding for who might be impacted by digital abuse.

Kaitlyn Bristowe has been slammed for making Clayton Echard read mean tweets about himself. Kaitlyn is being accused of bullying and cyberbullying.

Kaitlyn Bristowe Slammed for Making Clayton Echard Read Mean Tweets About Himself

Kaitlyn Bristowe Clayton Echard

ABC After the Final Rose stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Clayton Echard.

Fans of “The Bachelor” have lambasted Kaitlyn Bristowe after an embarrassing episode with ABC’s new leading guy, Clayton Echard.

Kaitlyn claimed she wanted to “address the elephant in the room” when Clayton came on the “After the Final Rose” special for Michelle Young’s season of the show.

“When you were revealed as the next Bachelor, there were a lot of different opinions,” she added. “I figured there’s nothing like confronting your detractors head-on.”

Kaitlyn then said that she “picked a couple of the more fascinating” Clayton Twitter responses and had him read them out on the live ABC program. She likened the ploy to Jimmy Kimmel’s harsh tweets segments with celebs on his late-night program.

‘They tracked down 30 ladies who were anxious to date this guy? Where? The first tweet about Clayton was “#quarantinegoggles.”

Another said, “Roses are red, violets are blue, Clayton is the Bachelor, and I just puked in my mouth #ICanStillTasteIt.”

The third tweet stated, “I hope Clayton utilizes protection in the fantasy suites, else there would be a lot of baby Shreks roaming about 9 months later.”

“We don’t want him,” another Twitter user said, referring to Clayton as the next “Bachelor” contestant.

Clayton laughed off the comments and noted that they all seemed “pretty PG” compared to what he has read about himself online. Kaitlyn laughed throughout the segment as she cued up the mean-spirited tweets, while Clayton laughed off the comments and noted that they all seemed “pretty PG” compared to what he has read about himself online.

Fans of the Bachelor were enraged by the segment for two reasons.

On social media, “Bachelor” viewers responded to the segment. Many people were outraged that the harsh tweets were used to attack Clayton instead of responding to fan outcry that a man of color was not picked as the next “Bachelor.” Michelle Young’s last four suitors were all Black males, a first in the 20-year history of the program.

Viewers labeled the piece “cringeworthy” and “completely needless” in comments on Twitter and Instagram. Others referred to the embarrassing episode as the franchise’s “new low.”

One Twitter user remarked, “Not them exposing legitimately harsh messages about Clayton to destroy any reasonable points against other bachelor hopefuls.”

“It was a lose-lose situation.” “They humiliated their new leader and failed to address valid issues,” another Instagram user commented.

Other critics targeted Kaitlyn, who hosted the “When the Final Rose” special on her own after co-host Tayshia Adams was forced to remain at home due to a recent COVID-19 exposure.

“Kaitlyn is a terrible presenter, and Clayton didn’t deserve the snarky tweets.” Whoever made such choice should look for new employment. Because it wasn’t hilarious, leave the joke to @jimmykimmel. “#TheBachelorette,” a Twitter user wrote.

On Facebook, someone remarked, “That’s Bulls*** what they did to Clayton on television.” “I can’t believe Kaitlyn consented to it,” says the narrator, giggling. She’s expressed how much she’s wept and how terrible it is when others make fun of her appearance. This offered ZERO value to the program and provided airtime to the thugs who tweeted such nonsense. This was childish and disrespectful. The Bachelor franchise isn’t cool. You need to be ashamed of yourself.”

Kaitlyn Bristowe has spoken up about being bullied by Bachelor fans in the past.

Kaitlyn Bristowe in a black dress posing in front of a gold car.

courtesy of Getty Images Kaitlyn Bristowe is a model and actress.

Kaitlyn was subjected to slut-shaming and internet abuse on her season of “The Bachelorette.” On the “Men Tell All” episode, then-host Chris Harrison addressed the vitriol.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Harrison remarked in 2015, “The cyber-bullying and the hatred – that trash has got to stop.” “Kaitlyn is a human person who reads these remarks.”

Kaitlyn has also been teased online lately for her looks.

Jason Tartick, her fiancé, blasted out internet bullies for attacking his future bride during an appearance on the “Click Bait With Bachelor Nation” podcast.

“I’m not sure why people believe it’s OK to say the things they do on Twitter,” Jason stated. “The way people make horrible remarks about someone’s appearances—and obviously, I’m speaking about Kaitlyn in particular. It’s horrifying. It’s a prank.”

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