After Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall had sex on The Bachelorette this week, former star Ali Fedotowsky is weighing in in the pair's defense.
Her defense, posited on her personal blog, can be summarized thusly:
- It's not a bad thing that Kaitlyn and Nick went there so early;
- Almost every star of the ABC franchise has done the same.
As predicted by The Bachelorette spoilers and even the promos, Kaitlyn went all the way with one of her contestants, pre-Fantasy Suite.
That man was all but confirmed Monday to be Nick Viall, who defended sex with Bristowe as a natural part of any meaningful relationship.
"I remember when I was the Bachelorette and I had to be SO careful about kissing the guys and other guys seeing," Fedotowsky recalled.
"I mean OBVIOUSLY you’re going to kiss more than one guy when you are expected to find a husband out of 25 random guys in less than 3 months."
"Intimacy matters in a relationship and you have to test the waters!"
"Let me just dive into this topic by saying slut shaming Kaitlyn is NOT COOL! What is wrong with people?!?! I mean really," she sniped.
"It makes me SO angry that there is such a double standard in this world when it comes to men and women having sex," A-Fed added.
"I can assure you [she] is NOT the first. In fact, I would argue that 95% of the Bachelors and Bachelorettes DO have sex on the show."
As for the fact that it was fairly early in the season? "Sure, Kaitlyn did it before the infamous fantasy suite, but does that really matter?"
"I’ve heard Mike Fleiss (the creator of the show) say that one of the Bachelors had sex with something like 6 of his 25 women!!!"
"I’m not going to say who that Bachelor is, but people didn’t slut shame him. So stop judging Kaitlyn for following her heart annnnnnd her vagina."
Well spoken and pretty much impossible to argue with.
Some fans might take issue with her unabashed support for #TeamNick, however. Ali has been one of the few Viall fans from the get-go.
"[Kaitlyn's] dates with Nick seem the most natural to me. More natural than any dates I’ve ever seen on the Bachelorette," she adds.
"All the dates are always too serious or too awkward and with Nick, it just seems normal. I’m into it. And obviously so was Kaitlyn."