The nation has turned their backs on one-time Bachelorette “frontrunner” Charlie Newling, because with every episode we discover in increasingly excruciating detail just how much of a shitty controlling person he is.
If you want a full recap, hit the link below.
If not, here’s a brief rundown of the closing moments of tonight’s ep, where Newling would not stop talking about how he feels Ali Oetjen is “spread[ing] out“, dating too many blokes on a show that is literally about her dating 18 blokes at once in order to find the right one for her. Who knew that on Bachie one woman would date many men, and get to know many men? How confusing!
He wants her to instead narrow her focus, to already know who her final three is, and if that was the case, why wouldn’t we just send them all home now and skip straight to there, so we can all get our weeknights back sooner. That is not how this works. She doesn’t know who’s going to win, because she’s still feeling you guys out. Especially you, who every day becomes more and more like, as Todd said, a “jealous boyfriend“.
Our friends on Twitter noticed. They’ve had it up to here with Newling too, especially with his lecturing of now not only the boys but Oetjen herself about what she wants and needs. Mate, she can find love outside o here, she could find love literally by getting on a bus and batting her eyelashes at anybody, she’s gorgeous and nice. She’ll be just fine if she doesn’t get to know you better.
Here’s just a bunch of tweets from people calling it like it is, noting just how toxic his behaviour is.
The highlight is this reference to yesterday’s most important meme.
When Charlie starts telling her what she wants… again #BacheloretteAU pic.twitter.com/3BYyJ8YcEs
— Kevin Horton (@SC_Kev7) October 31, 2018
Here’s the rest though:
FUCK OFF CHARLIE! Ali does not have ONE chance at love yet. Thank god Todd put him in his place… You don’t get THREE CHANCES, times up. This isn’t Aladdin. #Bacheloretteau
— georgia leaker (@georgetweets2u) October 31, 2018
Charlie is slut shaming Ali. That’s what he’s doing. Hiding it behind the veil of concern. And he can get fucked. #bacheloretteau
— Hillary Jo (@Hirurari) October 31, 2018
Charlie. She kept Charlie. He basically showed his dominating true colours and she still kept him around. You know what screw it if he’s good tv, that kind of toxicity should not be broadcast as entertainment. And I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that #BacheloretteAU
— Stacey (@heartofgold81) October 31, 2018
Get Charlie OUT of here. He’s controlling. He’s criticizing her for “spreading herself out” when that’s the whole POINT. He’s angry, he drinks when he’s angry. Get rid of him. He’s a walking red flag #BacheloretteAU
— ????????Kat Ketchum???????? (@katketchumm) October 31, 2018
Charlie is going to turn this around on Ali.
He’ll play the victim.
Classic gaslighting, manipulative and destructive behaviour #bacheloretteau
— Kaitlin Booth (@kaitlinnnnn_b) October 31, 2018
Charlie is just another example of a a a white male asserting his privilege over anyone he thinks he’s better than. Also, stick your tongue back in your gob and pipe the hell down #BacheloretteAU
— Jacqui Davies (@jacqui_davies) October 31, 2018
Charlie: “we were the power coupe and we had the strongest connection”……. MATE. YOU’VE HAD ONE DATE YOU ARE NOT A COUPLE. DO YOU NOT KNOW HOW THE BACHELORETTE WORKS?! #BacheloretteAU
— Hannah Barry (@hannahebarry) October 31, 2018
Imagine going on the Bachelorette, a show about dating a group of people, and being shocked that the Bachelorette explores her options. #BacheloretteAU
— Peter Johnson (@P_Johnson9) October 31, 2018
Ali: This is the first time I’ve seen this side of Charlie. Everyone at home: trust me, he’s always like this. #BacheloretteAU
— Merryn Porter (@Merryn_Porter) October 31, 2018
you know, when i started this, i thought charlie would be the good guy and paddy the bad one
i enjoy watching paddy a hell of a lot more than charlie. who woulda thunk #BacheloretteAU
— taryn ʕง•ᴥ•ʔง (@thereafter) October 31, 2018
Never thought I’d be quoting frat boi Nathan but I feel sorry for Ali if she ends up with Charlie #BacheloretteAu pic.twitter.com/vzkMnjMamN
— Tina Burke (@teeburke_) October 31, 2018
It’s not your place to decide that at 31, this is Ali’s last chance at love.
Kindly fuck off ????♀️#BacheloretteAU
— Melanie Jones (@MelSpellsTells) October 31, 2018
I just realised that Charlie & Romy would be PERFECT for each other. #BacheloretteAU ???????? pic.twitter.com/lwGQAgkwGr
— ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????? ♥ (@goldcoastgrace) October 31, 2018