Bachelor Nation turns on 'Crazy Barb', slam her for manipulating Peter with her 'fake tears'
While Barbara may have had her son's best interests at heart, fans say Peter's mom is the reason why he 'rewards drama' on the show
Barbara Weber, Peter Weber's mother, is being slammed from by all of Bachelor Nation after the way she behaved with Madison Prewett on March 9, Monday night. While Barb may have had Peter's best interests at heart, they are calling her "manipulative" and the reason why her son "rewards drama" on the show.
Some fans even compared her to Victoria Fuller, the villain this season, adding that the reason why Peter loved her "drama" was because he thought tears meant love and that's what Barb taught him.
"As soon as she randomly starts crying mid-convo with Peter (when he had to tell her to stop) I was like holy shit, she’s manipulating him. That crying was 100% fake and deeply disturbing for a mother and her grown son. Awful!!!" said a fan on the show's subreddit as another added agreeing, "There’s a weird dynamic here. Maybe from him living at home all these years but I thought it was super strange and uncomfortable for her to get defensive to Madi about how Peter slept around. I don’t know a single parent that is that invested in their child’s sex life."
Barb really delivered on the drama quotient this week, from her iconic "bring her home" scene to her "Peter I have emotions" one-liner. She was crying throughout her appearance only to stop for a bit after Peter told her to back off. Fans thought that it was "manipulative" of Barb to say that she'd welcome Hannah Ann with "open arms" instead of Madi, who she was pretty intense with about her view on sex and saving herself for marriage.
"I respect you for your values and if I didn’t want to go to the fantasy suite because if I was you, I would not," began mama Weber, "But, to tell someone else, when there are other girls that he has very strong feelings for, whether he wants to get physical with them or be emotional, that’s up to him."
Fans think that while it is okay to have different views, it wasn't nice of Barb to "attack" Madison for hers. "It was the way Barb expressed her feelings. She came off as attacking Madi for her values rather than bringing up their incompatibility in a respectful way," said another adding, "For his mom to try and manipulate him by saying she prayed about it and knows who he should marry is a bunch of crap."
Another said, "She was being extremely forceful and overly emotional. It's one thing to express your opinion and concerns. It's another to become hysterical and demanding. That's why he told her she needs to stop." Another said, "I were Peter’s wife, we’d have to live at least a three-hour drive from Crazy Barb."
Bachelor Nation has definitely turned on on Barb, hard. Do you think she was wrong though for looking out for Peter? Let us know in the comments below.