Bachelorette rift deepens…. Brooke blasts Abbie, who says sorry.
Bachelorette star falls out with apparent close friend, and Love Island: Afterparty host.
All the drama of The Bachelorette has seemingly taken place off-camera, after the show concluded, with star Brooke Blurton criticising Abbie Chatfield -who featured as one of two close friends in the finale.
Blurton called out an unnamed person for taking the spotlight from what was meant to be an important moment for First Nations Peoples and LGBTQIA+ communities. Chatfield went public on a relationship with one of the series’ single guys, Konrad Bien-Stephen in the week of the show’s finale, after paps snapped them in Byron Bay.
Chatfield, who also happens to be the Love Island: Afterparty host (are you keeping up?), was widely suggested in reports to be the apparent ‘narcissist’ Blurton was referring to.
“I’m not a hostile person and literally do not have any hate in my heart. I put my heart and soul into (the show). Not only that but for what it meant for the LGBTQIA+ and First Nations community to have that display of representation,” Blurton wrote.
“Which moves onto my new point. The hardest point. For that to be tainted ONCE again by 1. To someone I thought was a close friend. 2. Another white woman displaying what white privilege looks like. 3. A very clear display of narcissism. Hurts me. Literally pains me.
“I’ve reached out to this person to resolve this ‘conflict’ which in fact, classic naive me, adult me went to this person to communicate openly about the layers of complexity that this persons actions show and take away from NOT only me but what it meant for a queer woman of colour.”
Blurton added: “You guys asked for my comment. There it is. Now go give them more airtime in which is what this is exactly about.”
Abbie Chatfield subsequently posted a response…