blackwing February 2, 2016 Share February 2, 2016 So either 1) Olivia gets her rose taken away and the show wants to stretch her appearance out on the show by another week because everyone is talking about how crazy she is and will want to tune in to see what happens when she cries in the limo, or 2) she's not going anywhere and the show is doing what the show does. I'm guessing #2. Although interestingly, Wikipedia already has her eliminated. I know that anyone can edit Wikipedia so perhaps it is just wishful thinking. Was Olivia part of the catty cats that clutched their pearls over how Jubilee wouldn't "fit in" with the sawker moms (i.e. WHITE) at Ben's children's soccer games? If so, doesn't the reaction of just about everyone around her show that Olivia isn't going to fit in with any moms anywhere? Can't really comment on what is on Twitter. I don't know that people are upset that Ben sent Jubilee home because she is a "WOC" as someone put it, but people are probably upset that they are tired of the pretense that there is a chance for a "WOC." With that being said, those that come on the show know somewhat what they are signing up for. I would imagine that even the strongest of us think we can handle being away from real friends and family and living in this artificial world and being normal. The stress of "competing" for a man on top of the environmental conditions has got to be great, but unfortunately real or imagined, the producers decided for drama purposes to show an edit of Jubilee being treated unfairly by the other women....and Olivia too, however the portrayal of Olivia makes it seem more deserving. Because of the manipulative edit, some of the audience sees a girl that is different, who went on there with her hopes up, only to be treated poorly by the other women when she seems sincere. They are reacting to her story and to that. I am quite sure ( and some of the scenes not shown) that she was not as sulky, mopey and hard to get along with as she was shown, but I also believe that Olivia is not as crazy as she is being made out to be, and some of the others not as catty or sweet as they are being made to be. Just like the producers wanted to further the myth that black women are "abrupt, difficult to get along with, unstable, etc." posters want to foster the myth that the only reason people could like Jubilee or want her to stay is because she is a WOC, or that minority people feel entitled to things or like someone owes them something. I say kudos to her for realizing this was not for her, kudos to Ben for ending the farce. I cry foul, however, on casting, the producers (and probably Ben) for even pretending that she ever had a chance. If she had come on and been grinning from ear to ear ( and being GRATEFUL) for every glance, she still would not have made it far. Let's face it,anyone who wants to be the Bachelor also wants every girl there to be fawning over him , hanging on his every word and being happy to please him....with no criticism of him at all! If she was sincere about wanting to find someone, this is the best thing that could have happened to Jubilee, and she got two more trips out of it. I feel the same about the mathematician, lawyer, and the others that went home to real careers and some self esteem. To be shown gossiping, tattling, etc. is not a good look for anyone. Do they portray the men this way on the Bachelorette? I mean, what has she lost? Most of these people don't survive in a relationship for the very reasons I stated above....love, romance and attraction created under artificial circumstances rarely last when tested in the "real" world. I agree that Jubilee wasn't right for the show, and it did seem like the show at least continued the pretense that a minority woman can win this show for much longer than usual. (Granted, I haven't seen this show since the days of its infancy but still.) I think the only way a minority woman will do well is if they find a Bachelor who truly is open to dating/marrying a woman who is not white. But even then, racism is unfortunately alive still in 2016. The reaction of all of the contestants that they didn't think it appropriate for corn fed Ben to have a black wife says it all. I know that this show would never in a million years cast a black or Asian male as The Bachelor, but I could see them casting a Hispanic male and have more than the token 3 minorities among the contestants. 6 Link to comment
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