Don't Cyberbully Samantha From 'Bachelor In Paradise,' No Matter What She Did Wrong On The Show
Look, I get the frustration with Samantha Steffen from Bachelor in Paradise. She was sneaky, she lied about her relationship with Joe, and she didn't seem all that sorry at the time. But, I absolutely draw the line at the cyberbullying Samantha has endured after BiP. On Monday's After Paradise, she was a guest on the show, but refused to show up if co-host Jenny Mollen was there, because of the things Jenny had tweeted her. Some thought it was a bit of a diva move, but it brought up an important point. Sam said she's been getting death threats from people, and that's unacceptable.
I don't care if you don't like her, no human deserves to be ripped to shreds on Twitter. She doesn't deserve it, Joe doesn't deserve it, not even Juan Pablo deserves it. (I know.) There are many more constructive ways to address something that upsets you rather than bullying a stranger on the Internet. Ask for their side of the story, put yourself in their shoes, ignore them altogether and focus on the other BiP couples — whatever it is, don't spew hatred onto Twitter.
I think Samantha has a lot to learn about how to conduct herself on reality TV, but I also don't think she's going to learn that lesson through anonymous people calling her b*itch or whatever. It just makes her defensive, and then she's not really listening or learning at all.
If you hate someone famous, or disagree with what they do, the best course of action is to just ignore them, and pay attention to people you do like. As the saying goes: "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate." Follow that advice, and we'll all be happier.
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