“The Bachelor” ‘Villain’ Olivia Caridi Slams Haters: “Words Hurt And Kill”
Olivia Caridi, who has been depicted as the “villain” on this season of “The Bachelor,” is firing back at haters and suggesting she’s been misrepresented.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Olivia has been the most-hated contestant among the women during Ben Higgins’ journey to find love. Her competitors have often taken issue with the way she always manages to steal away the hunk before any one gets a chance. And while her rivals can’t see it, her “in the moment” confessionals have featured everything from bad-mouthing the others to explaining why she for sure will marry Ben.
But she won’t. Ben sent her home Monday’s episode after she told him she loved him… even though they never even had a one-on-one date. In the show’s typically melodramatic fashion, she was seen standing alone on a windy, deserted island after getting dumped. Now in a new Instagram post, she pokes fun at the breakup, but more seriously addresses the online hate she’s received.
“So I’d like to thank my best friend @rachelantigua for renting a kayak and picking me up on the island in the Bahamas. It was very cold out there for a while, I just made a tent with some of the rocks near the blowhole and slept near some sea crabs and turtles for comfort and friendship. I caught fish with my hands for meals. It was very difficult. But my friend just anchored near the shore days later and we floated back to the mainland during sunset. It was idyllic,” Olivia humorously begins.
She then says, “But for real — thank you to the lovers and supporters, both friends and strangers, who have reached out. I am eternally grateful. For the haters, you’ve made me stronger than ever before. The girls on this show see your comments and they have feelings. Think twice before sending an insensitive message. Words hurt, and they kill, too. Don’t be mean behind the screen. #AntiBullyingMonth.”
“This has been one of the most interesting experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself. Good things and tough lessons,” Olivia goes on to acknowledge. “We’re all human. We make mistakes. Learn from them. Let them make you wiser. Be imperfect, flawed, and quirky. And own it. Never trade your authenticity for approval. Don’t be afraid to stand alone. Anyway, rant over. Can’t wait for adventures ahead!”
Such adventures will include the “Women Tell All” taping, where Olivia will no doubt be confronted by her former co-stars. It remains to be seen, though, if the 23-year-old Texan news anchor will put herself though the reality machine again by signing up for “Bachelor In Paradise.”