Well, it has happened. I've been blocked on Twitter, and not by a MAGA person, but by a member of #BachelorNation. Who knew!
Now I'm sure you're thinking to yourself, "Amelia! This sounds like something that would happen to you, but still, what exactly happened?" Okay then, let me tell you with a long-winded blog post! Ready? Let's go!
Last night, Amanda Stanton, the mom who has been on three separate iterations of Bachelor shows, blocked me after I INNOCENTLY (lol, jk) replied to one of her tweets. This means I can no longer see her tweets, nor follow her (see image below). Honestly, that's totally fine with me because I wasn't following her, and last night was the first time I had ever tweeted at her.
It all started when the episode gave us a true look at Dean and his fuc boi ways, of which I will get into at a later time. Amanda, as well as many people involved in #BachelorNation, took to their respective Twitter accounts to condemn Dean and his manipulative ways. And while I technically can no longer view her tweets, her three most recent tweets are still available to me if I google her name:
Naturally, I replied to her most recent tweet concerning Dean (far left) with this:
Is this the most mature, nice thing I could tweet out? Of course not! But this is #BachelorNation, and messy is what that entire franchise does best. Anyway, she blocked me from her tweets, and a few random people on Twitter jumped to her defense, and told me that I was "rude," and that I should "find something better to do 🙄."
Let me tell you, it took a lot of strength to not tweet back at her “fans.” Thankfully, I told my friend about this and she texted me the following:
Anyway, here’s the thing: I can acknowledge that being on a TV show doesn't wholly determine your capabilities as a parent, however, it does call into question your priorities as a parent. And it’s pretty clear, especially given the fact that she’s been on three different versions of Bachelor shows in the past year-and-a-half, that Amanda's priorities are not with her daughters. Yet, she goes on these reality shows under the guise of “I’m doing what’s best for my kids!” I’m sorry, but if she were doing what’s best for her daughters she wouldn’t have them shill stuff for her on Instagram (see image below), and she definitely wouldn’t be introducing them to men she’s only known for a matter of weeks.
And let's not forget that her daughters are very young—we’re talking ages 3 and 5, and you have to be very careful about leaving children that young for prolonged amounts of time. Honestly, I think it would be different for me if Amanda's daughters were older because they could understand why their mother was abandoning them for weeks at a time. But that’s not the case. Instead, it’s sending her daughters a message that they aren’t her first and main concern, which is not something you want a young, impressionable child to believe. I’ve seen too many episodes of Intervention to not know that.
I'm sure this was a lot to take in, so if you're still reading this I applaud you. What started off as a funny story post kind of got real, but I really wanted to explain myself and reiterate that I have real concerns about people who put their children in situations that have the potential to cause lifelong issues.