Unfortunately, Matt James and fans of The Bachelor said goodbye to fan-favorite Katie Thurston this past Monday. Katie quickly impressed viewers with her sense of humor as well as her compassion for other contestants.
After standing up to bullying on the show, Katie is also doing this in the real world. Thanks to insight from E! News we have the scoop on how Katie Thurston shut down body shaming online!
Katie Thurston Fires Back
Katie shared her thoughts on body-shaming in her Instagram stories while responding to a negative comment one user left about another.
The comment in question said things like, “Honey you big everywhere from your face all the way down to your feet” and “I sincerely hope that when the gyms reopen, you’re the first one to pop back in…”
The marketing manager is not afraid to deal with conflicts like these and she made this perfectly clear. Katie took a screenshot of the user’s comment (blocking out their username), and posted it on her story.
She herself wrote, “You don’t get to come on my page and body shame any of my people. Immediate block.”
Katie Thurston is clearly not going to tolerate any type of bullying. On The Bachelor, Katie and a few other contestants felt that women like Victoria Larson and Anna Redman were bullying other girls, so Katie brought the situation to Matt James’ attention.
Is She The Bachelorette?
Katie’s actions have established her as a fan favorite and possible next star of The Bachelorette.
Fans have shared their desire to see Katie come back to Bachelor Nation, but ABC is yet to announce the next Bachelorette. Reality Steve shared his take on Twitter saying, “At the ‘Women Tell All’ taping this past Thursday, Katie Thurston was announced as the next ‘Bachelorette'”
Meanwhile, it seems that Katie was unaware. Following the rumors she shared a photo on her Instagram story saying, “Reading my text this morning like (shrugging emoji) News to me.”
So while fans will not know for a little while if Katie is the next Bachelorette, we are waiting patiently. Do you want to see Katie as The Bachelorette?
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