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Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe: Being Called “Slut” Has Been “Really Hard”

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By Minyvonne Burke |

Kaitlyn Bristowe slut shamed

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Kaitlyn Bristowe says that it’s been “really hard” dealing with all the backlash she got for admitting in a “Bachelorette” super-tease trailer that she slept with one of the contestants. As Gossip Cop reported in May, Bristowe was slut-shamed and attacked online when ABC released a trailer that hints at her having sex with one of the guys on the show.

In a new interview with People, Bristowe says she knew people were “going to get mad at [her] for kissing” the guys, but she didn’t expect to be called names. “I knew there was going to be magazines with crazy headlines,” admits Bristowe. “I prepared myself. I definitely have tough skin, but when people are calling you names like slut, it hurts. It’s been really hard.”

The former dance teacher continued, “It’s 2015. How is this still an issue where if a woman [has sex], it’s wrong, and if a man does, it’s right? To me, it wasn’t some crazy thing I was doing.” Bristowe tells the magazine that while she doesn’t regret sleeping with the as-yet-revealed contestant, she does think the “timing” wasn’t right because she was in relationships with other guys on the show. “If people [have sex] on dates, why is it so wrong to do it when I’m looking for a husband,” says Bristowe, noting, “That’s a decision I made, and I don’t think we should be judging each other for it.” What do you think about Kaitlyn Bristowe’s comments about her being slut-shamed?

 


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