Clare Crawley is grappling with all the criticism she received when the “The Bachelorette” season aired, according to her good friend DeAnna Pappas.
Pappas, 38, used to be “Bachelorette” and appeared as a guest on last week’s episode, revealing on the podcast “Ben and Ashley I’m Nearly Popular”, “Most days, she’s actually feeling frustrated about what people have said about her online and about editing the show. “
She added, “So actually, the girls and me, we all sent her some flowers today just to let her know that we love her and this is a blob. shining.”
Pappas said she thinks her friend has been “put through a vibrator”; and that the comments online could “really hurt.”
Crawley, 39, received a lot of backlash from Bachelor Nation for her laser-like focus on leader Dale Moss, rather than giving other contestants a fair chance.
She was also criticized for agreeing to let naked men play a game of “striptease”.
In response to that criticism, Crawley tweeted a photo from her “The Bachelor” season, in which the lead role Juan Pablo Galavis was stripped along with contestants Andi Dorfman and Lucy Aragon.
Pappas pointed out that people have also criticized Crawley for saying her thoughts and knowing “exactly what she wants”, adding that fans are “hating her for the very thing we have.” praising her from the start. “
“You want to see people happy for her and happy for the love story,” she added. “I just don’t know if that will happen or not. It is just a futile “.
Crawley is expected to be replaced by Taysha Adams as “The Bachelorette” following Thursday’s episode after she and Moss, 32, became a couple and ended the season early.