'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022: Fans want Rodney to leave 'toxic' Eliza after her rendezvous with Justin
Fans criticized Eliza Isichei on social media after she failed to acknowledge Rodney Mathews' affection for her amid her growing closeness with Justin
VALLARTA, MEXICO: A love triangle worsened on Tuesday's episode of 'Bachelor in Paradise'. Fans criticized Eliza Isichei on social media after she failed to acknowledge Rodney Mathews' affection for her.
Justin was euphoric following his rendezvous with Eliza the night before when he returned to the beach. While Justin and Eliza decided to spend more time getting to know one another, Rodney was still on Eliza's mind. Rodney also thought about Eliza before she went out with Justin, telling the cameras that he "felt like she was my potential fiancée." Though Justin despises being the "guy that's causing pain" to one of his closest buddies, Rodney, he wants "to be the guy who ends up with Eliza."
Rodney told Justin as the two men sat down to talk, "I care about her. I want her. I only want her. I don't want anyone else coming down those steps. I don't care about anyone else. She's all I want."
Since Justin felt the same way, the two reached an impasse and Rodney left to speak with Eliza. He apologized for not preventing her from joining Justin and began to state how he could be more present in the future. On the beach, he was courteous and mature, underlining that Eliza is his "only focus." "I will do whatever I can to prove to you and show each and every day that I want you," he told her. "I don't care who else comes down those steps. I don't want them... I'll do whatever I can to show you."
On the other hand, Eliza was still upset at Rodney for not stopping her from going on the date with Justin. She told him, "I want someone to care about me enough where if you have to make a scene, you have to make a scene... I just wanted you to tell me how you feel and that would’ve been enough."
Eliza shrunk under the weight of his claims and emotions, condemning him for not creating "a scene" when she left and claiming that his actions (or lack thereof) have changed her outlook on their relationship. Eliza left the conversation to find and make out with Justin, while Rodney departed with "hope."
Angry fans slammed Eliza as one person wrote, "I will never forgive Eliza for putting this look on Rodney’s face."
Finding her conversation with Rodney rude, a fan asked, "Eliza is being so rude rn for what." Calling Eliza an "insecure child", one fan wrote, "Eliza. Grow the f** k up. You wanted him to TELL you NOT to go on a date??? Wtf?? Rodney---find a mature a** human rather than an insecure child."
Suggesting why Rodney needs to leave Eliza, one fan tweeted, "What does Eliza want the man to do? Be abusive and controlling. Rodney needs to LEAVE her."
Eliza. Grow the f** k up. You wanted him to TELL you NOT to go on a date??? Wtf?? Rodney---find a mature ass human rather than an insecure child. #bachelorinparadise— Evol (@TeacherEduSay) November 2, 2022
What does Eliza want the man to do? Be abusive and controlling. Rodney needs to LEAVE her #BachelorinParadise— generalsherman1 (@generalsherm1) November 2, 2022
Hailing Rodney for letting Eliza choose, a viewer wrote, "Rodney (feminist): A man who thinks that a woman can make a decision herself."
Another fan wrote, "Everyone's cheering for Rodney to win Eliza but they should be cheering for him to move on from her."
Calling out Eliza for gaslighting Rodney, a viewer wrote, "Eliza is full blown gaslighting Rodney & it’s disgust. Rodney deserves the world & she ain’t it."
One 'BiP' viewer felt Eliza is leading Rodney on, "I’m gonna say it. Eliza is being a hypocrite, gaslighter, toxic in every way. You’re leading Rodney on while you’re laid up with Justin and then have the audacity to make Rodney feel bad for what YOU’RE doing."
Everyone's cheering for Rodney to win Eliza but they should be cheering for him to move on from her. #bachelorinparadiseabc— Jared Freid (@jtrain56) November 2, 2022
i’m gonna say it. Eliza is being a hypocrite, gaslighter, toxic in every way. You’re leading Rodney on while you’re laid up with Justin and then have the audacity to make Rodney feel bad for what YOU’RE doing #bachelorinparadiseabc #BachelorInParadise pic.twitter.com/dSV69LCAFn— ekin su trooper (@moonmaze8) November 2, 2022
'Bachelor in Paradise' airs on ABC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm.
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