The bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton has sensationally called her former friend Abbie Chatfield a “narcissist” after going out the day before her season finale with one of her contestants, Konrad Bien-Stephens.
Blurton, 26, the franchise’s first native and bisexual leader, said the move was another example of a “white woman showing what white privilege looks like” in a blistering statement on Instagram on Thursday.
She said she was “not a hostile person by nature” but felt compelled to speak out after feeling “personally and mentally disrupted” by last week’s events – which many fans saw as Chatfield experiencing her big moment. tried to surpass.
Furious: The bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton (left) has sensationally called her former friend Abbie Chatfield (right) a “narcissist” after being made public the day before her season finale with one of her contestants, Konrad Bien-Stephens
“Anyone who’s watched the show, or cast on the show and/or worked as a crew, knows I put my heart and soul into it and it meant a lot to me to be so vulnerable,” Blurton said. . .
“Not only that, but what it meant for the LGBTGIA+ and First Nations Community to have that representation. Which comes to my new point. The hardest point.’
Though she didn’t mention Chatfield by name, she continued, “To tarnish that with 1. what I thought was a good friend. 2. Another white woman showing what white privilege looks like. 3. A very clear display of narcissism…
Hurts me. Literally hurts me.’
Response: Blurton, 26, the franchise’s first native and bisexual protagonist, said the move was another example of a “white woman showing what white privilege looks like” in a blistering statement on Instagram (pictured)
Ex-Factor: Konrad Bien-Stephens (left) formed a strong bond with Blurton (right) on The Bachelorette, but was eliminated after house calls. He later started dating Chatfield and the news of their romance leaked well before his departure was televised, effectively ruining the show.
Blurton said she’d reached out to Chatfield to resolve the conflict, but didn’t seem happy with her response.
She continued: “Classically naive me, mature I went to this person to openly communicate the layers of complexity that this person’s actions show and take away not only from me, but what it meant to a queer woman of color.”
“If it weren’t for me, I’d still have this point of view.”
Blurton concluded, “You have asked for my comment. There it is. Now go give them a little more airtime and that’s exactly what it’s about.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Abbie Chatfield for comment.
New love: After several sightings together, Chatfield confirmed her relationship with Bien-Stephens on Instagram last Wednesday – the day before The Bachelorette’s finale – by sharing a series of beloved photos, including this one of the kissing couple.
Fuming: Although she didn’t mention Chatfield by name, Blurton said, “To infect that again with 1. what I thought was a good friend. 2. Another white woman showing what white privilege looks like. 3. A very clear display of narcissism… ‘Hurry me. literally hurts me’
Elsewhere in the post, Blurton said she and winning contestant Darvid Garayeli appreciated all the messages of support they’ve received since the final.
She also said she was still grieving for her sister, who died during filming.
Blurton said the couple had decided to stay away from social media for a week, saying: “I have promised myself, Darv, my family and my angel sister that I will take the time to heal. It will take more than a week, but this is a start.’
Not happy: The duo’s feud started when reports surfaced last month that Chatfield was dating Bien-Stephens, a fan favorite from Blurton’s season. He was still a contestant on the show when the rumors first surfaced
Spoiler alert: Daily Mail Australia published a video of the couple kissing in Byron Bay on Nov. 5; However, Bien-Stephens was still starring in The Bachelorette at the time
The couple’s feud began when reports surfaced last month that Chatfield was dating Bien-Stephens, a fan favorite from Blurton’s season.
He was still a contestant on the show when the rumors first surfaced.
Daily Mail Australia published a video of the couple kissing in a bar in Byron Bay on November 5 – before airing his departure from the show.
These images not only showed them as a couple, but also served as a major Bachelorette spoiler by confirming that Bien-Stephens didn’t win Blurton’s heart.
Ouch! Rumors of a feud soon surfaced after online sleuths noticed that Blurton had unfollowed the Love Island Afterparty host on Instagram
Chatfield, who vowed never to talk about her dating life, went Instagram official with Konrad on Wednesday, November 24, the day before Blurton’s final.
Despite the boyfriends crossover, Abbie awkwardly appeared on the show as one of Brooke’s best friends during the finale.
‘Abbie and I became friends after she was on Matt’ [Agnew]’s season of The Bachelor,” Brooke explained, before later revealing that she once asked her out.
Abbie added: “Brooke and I became friends because we both played on The Bachelor. If you have a very shared experience, you get close pretty quickly.’
Rumors that Brooke was furious with the decision surfaced a day earlier, however, when fans noticed she had unfollowed Abbie on Instagram.
However, Abbie still follows Brooke.
Awkward: Despite the boyfriends crossover, Abbie (pictured) awkwardly appeared on the show as one of Brooke’s best friends during the finale