The Bachelor (It’s a TV show) Courtney Robertson is not so bad
Let me start off by saying, I don’t usually tune in for every episode of the Bachelor. I don’t know why, but watching the subjugation of 25 women doesn’t entertain me enough to dedicate myself to an entire season. And let’s face it, unless you belong to religious cult, there is nothing Real(ality) about a show were 25 women are living peacefully together while dating the same guy. That said, this season was different for me, this season provided me with some entertainment in the form of, Courtney Robertson. Not only did Courtney’s individualism and quick wit keep me tuning in, but the fact that she didn’t care. She was the Honey Badger of the Bachelor this season. Courtney Robertson doesn’t care what we think.
I wanna talk about a few comments that really stuck out for me this season.
Courtney Robertson – “Ben is not the only guy in the world. The spark is there or it’s not”
Emily O’Brien - whispers in question as if she were in a high rising terminal- “Did…uh she.. just say Ben’s.. not the only guy in the world.”
Yes, Emily, that’s exactly what she said.
Did the lights, camera and action give you amnesia? If you ask me, Ben Flajnik, better pick, Courtney Robertson; as she is the only woman in the house that hasn’t lost touch with Reality – as in Real life – reality. If Ben picks, Lindzi Cox, (Lord she’s so quiet, God only knows who she really is) he may lose her when she realizes he’s not the only man outside of the Bachelor-compound. Kasey B, Nicki, and Emily were all cornfuzzeled by Courtney’s recollection of men existing outside of the cult; it was like their reality had been replaced with the polygamist views taught on the Bachelor-compound and they could not recall what life was like before entering the land of fantasy-dates and sister wives. Or sister girlfriends as the case is here. At the mere mention of another mans existence, Kasey B’s eyes-bugged like, Joan Crawford’s, in Mommie Dearest, “More men, why? WHY?” “Because I’m damn crazy that’s why.” O.K, that line was actually Joan. That entire scene had me shaking-my-head for a good 5 minutes. I was like the real life bobble-head version of Pete ‘n Repeat “no-no-no-no-you-di’int”, repeat, “no-no-no-no-you did not.” Followed by me having a lengthy conversation with my TV. “Ben is dating 25 women, and you’re pissed when someone mentions him not being the only man in the world. I hope you ladies are able to shake off that cult mojo, because the only man in the world ain’t gonna pick you.” Apparently, Emily still hasn’t recovered from the bright lights and repeated Ben chants – “Ben is my life, Ben is my world, Ben is my life.” As she revealed at the tell all that she believes Courtney got in her way of a real connection with Ben. Please. It’s not Courtney’s fault that no one gave you a cc: of the compound rules. Did someone tell Emily that we don’t talk poorly about our sister-girlfriends on the compound? NOPE. Honey, if Ben would have had any kind of connection with you, he wouldn’t have shut you down and threatened you when you spoke poorly of his first-wife Courtney. And guess what? The Honey Badger doesn’t care.
At the Tell-All the women really surprised me. Oh, I know what you’re thinking… How could a bunch of insecure women who follow a man around begging for crumbs of his attention surprise me? That’s what you were thinking, Right? Well, I was surprised when Blakeley asked Courtney to apologize for the rude comments she made about her while taping the show. Being used to Blakeley’s passive aggressive eye-rolls and smirks on the show, it was refreshing to see her ask for an apology. But, it wouldn’t take long for Blakeley to return to her passive aggressive behaviors. When the show aired a clip of never-before-seen footage, several of the ladies were caught on camera mocking Blakeley and referring to her as a HO. Blakeley responded to the clip with a hair flip, and a pitiful eye-roll. So, what kind of message is Blakeley sending? “You can call me a ho, but don’t you dare call me a Ho and steal my man, *Eye-Roll*.” I was also a little surprised that one of the girls had tee-shirts made with a peace sign over Courtney’s face. O.K. I’m kidding. The shirts were ‘(Ø) Courtney’ shirts that had Team whatsherface under Courtney’s photo. The shirt didn’t actually say ‘Team whatsherface’; it had the name of a scorned woman beside of team, and placed directly under No-Courtney’s picture. But I don’t remember whatsherface’s name; so, that should give you some insight in to why she felt the need to make tee-shirts in the first place. The shirts should have read, I am jealous of memorable sister-girlfriends. Team Whatsherface.
Maybe you can help me here. I obviously missed something during this season of the Bachelor. In my opinion, calling Blakeley a hooker was the one and only comment I felt viewers should have been harsh on, Courtney Robertson, for saying. I watched Courtney rub her rose(s), and her date(s), in the faces of the other women. But isn’t that Reality? Like, real- reality? How many times have we heard of someone cheating were the mistress calls the wife or girlfriend to rub the affair in her face? Jealousy is ugly, but it’s also normal, and unlike the aforementioned, it should be expected on shows like the Bachelor. So, why are people shocked? Hellifiknow. While dating my husband, his ex called me numerous times, supposedly about their children, but she never passed up an opportunity to tell me something special she shared with my guy; Or she would blurt out some undesirable trait of his that she swore would ruin my life. Of course, I wasn’t the other women, but the two of them had shared something special; so it didn’t surprise me that she would want to hurt me, or hurt him by trying to scare me away. She was hurt. That was the REALITY of the situation.
There is no perfect, I-love-you-even-though-you’re-trying-to-steal-my-man women in reality. Unless, you’re in a religious cult, in which case, the other women are probably your sisters and cousins and you grew up arguing and forgiving anyway. I think it’s natural to have arguments with people you live with. Maybe not with your sisters and cousins over your brother, but hey, it’s a free-world.
There is so much more I could say about the display of ICK on shows like The Bachelor, but…
I will end by saying – There are rumors all over the Interwebs that, Ben Flajnik, proposed to, Courtney Robertson, on the finale of The Bachelor, but has since dumped her due to her behavior on the show. If that’s true, Ben is an imbecile. Living in a house with 24 other women who are fighting for the same mans attention isn’t going to bring out the best in anyone. Courtney was being herself, Dramatized x500 = for effect, I’m sure. To judge Courtney on a situation as unusual as sharing her man with a couple of dozen women is ridiculous.
If Courtney treats friends and family like she did the women on the show… Okay, he should dump her. But by all accounts, she is very kind to non-girlfriends of the guy she is dating. (see how that sounds) He should give her a chance. Unless, like most men on, The Bachelor, he went on the show to have some fantastic dates with 2 dozen women and now he’s just over it. We’ll see.
Update: Courtney Robertson on Cheaterville. Is this some guy she really dated, or some stalker creating problems. Seriously. Stalkers are known to post about people they don’t know on this website. Courtney was upfront with Ben about dating an actor.