Tony The Healer's 'Bachelorette' Argument With Kaitlyn Made A Good Point About The Violent Dates
Remember the time The Bachelorette thought it'd be a good idea to pit the contestants against each other in an actual, physical fight, like, days after they first met? It happened again, two episodes in a row. On Monday night's episode, the group date was Sumo wrestling, and while most of the guys kept a good sense of humor about putting on what is essentially a very revealing and unflattering thong on national television as they got the crap kicked out of them by professional sumo wrestlers, one contestant didn't. Tony thinks this season's Bachelorette dates are way too violent, and as much as I don't want to admit this, he kind of has a point.
And for the record, everything else about Tony's turn in the sumo ring? Completely ridiculous. Although he tried his damndest to hang in there, he lost his match very quickly... and then revealed he was a sore loser by storming off immediately and even ignoring Kaitlyn when she chased after him. Eventually, he decided to talk to her, and dropped a few more crazy quotes that will go down in Bach history. "I view the world through the eyes of a child," he said. "I have the heart of a warrior and the spirit of a gypsy." OK, Tony.
But then, the part where he actually had a point. "I think having to show aggression on every competition — I would rather go on something peaceful and loving," he said, and I can't disagree. So far, the show has had the guys boxing and sumo wrestling, and it's only week three. What's the deal, producers? Why can't they just go to the zoo, like Tony suggested?
Kaitlyn said she thought it would be a funny date where they could all loosen up and laugh at each other, and for most of the guys it was. But, it's obvious that so many physical dates is kinda unfair to the guys who aren't quite as athletic (or as violent) as the others. After all, being good at fighting and sports doesn't automatically make a guy worthy of spending your life with.
Ultimately, Tony decided that the violence of the dates was too "primal" for him and packed his bags and left. We'll miss you, Tony, if for no other reason than those pearls of hippie wisdom you constantly dropped on us.
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